Single mom dating divorced dad
Ultimately, I knew I wouldn’t want to date someone who was an uncaring dad, that would be a huge turn off, so supporting him came easy.
It would be easy to sigh and wish they came without all the baggage. But for me, it’s his past that has made him more emotionally mature and a better communicator.
I knew early on, that one of the reasons I loved him so much were his sound values.
I found that the better a dad he was, the more I loved him.
And I have been the dad who apologized for checking his phone when a text dinged while on a date.
I don’t think I will always do this, and there are certain moments when the phone definitely needs to be turned off, but while my kids are still pre-college, I’m at least going to make sure there is no emergency. But then there are my boundaries with both my kids and my ex that I have to enforce as well. But when the text dings and it is, in fact, one of my kids … Let’s take this from the perspective of a first date, rather than a developing relationship.