Balancing the demands of children, family, work, and friends requires patience and tenacity, and for many women, finding the perfect mate later in life may seem impossible.
When you’re young and carefree, the world is your oyster, and courting someone feels like an anticipated hobby.
He is great at communicating his feelings to me, and although we’ve never had the “relationship talk” I’ve never felt the need to have it because he shows all the signs of a great boyfriend.
But when you are ready to start dating and developing relationships again, the dating scene for a divorced dad is loaded with pitfalls.
Divorced dads have some real challenges when entering the world of dating: a more-than-likely sour experience from the divorce and perhaps some negative feelings about women in general; a lack of recent experience in this arena and accompanying nervousness; often a self-esteem problem stemming from the divorce; and children, whether or not you are the custodial parent.
You’ll definitely need to accept this man’s ex-wife, but that’s as much as you need to do.
There’s no point in digging up dirt about her or stalking her on Facebook.
He’s a fantastic and committed single dad who has his 5-year-old son 50% of the time; he and his ex-divorced several years ago.