The only books I could find were about step-parenting. Considering the divorce rate in this country, I thought finding the advice would be easy. *crickets* My relationship with this man continued for... But I did learn a LOT about the kiddos and how to deal with them.
So here is my advice about dating people with kids.
Children who are separated from the abuser are in the process of grieving over the loss.
Children may also grieve over losing the lifestyle and positive image of the abuser they had before the violence began.
Here are 5 signs that you might be dating a “man child": 1. This can be anything from the mundane—picking up his clothes and food items around your shared living space—to the more serious, such as picking up after his unpaid debts, picking up the tab more often than not, or picking out Christmas or birthday gifts for his family.
When something goes wrong with his work or friends, you are the one who bails him out—you explain things to take the heat or responsibility off of his shoulders.
In homes where domestic violence occurs, children are at high risk of suffering physical abuse themselves.
Marriage brings most men greater happiness, better physical health, and more wealth than their bachelor counterparts.
Women, on the other hand, can’t take for granted that they will reap these same benefits—whether women benefit from marriage or long-term partnership is dependent upon the of the partnership.
They usually avoid getting into serious relationships and do not easily accept new partners.
They use their time wisely, and if he is a good father; he will want to spend lots of time with his children.