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One way to examine this issue is illustrated by findings of Mavis Hetherington.
Hetherington, like many others, finds these average differences, but she also looked at some of her measures and examined the degree to which children in divorced and intact families were more severely impaired. On a measure of behavioral problems, Hetherington reports that 90% of adolescent boys and girls in intact families were within the normal range on problems and 10% had serious problems that we would generally require some type of help.
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! We have been dating for about a yr and I met her kids about 3 months ago. I've met her ex..seems nice/respectful and a good father. I got to meet her family this past weekend for the first time at her house (we don't live together). But I didn't want to create a scene or give anyone the wrong impression, so I grinned and beared it. When GF and I had some time alone, I told her how I felt and was somewhat angry for her putting me in that situation.
Some forums can only be seen by registered members. Her ex was there and the kids along with her family. Seeing them interact together and GF interact with ex (not in love at all but get along great)... It's hard enough to meet the family, having the ex husband present just makes it tougher.
Parents may try to make the child feel that things are the same, but for a young child especially it has to be near impossible to understand why mommy and daddy dont love each other anymore.
If you are in the dating scene and thinking about dating a divorced woman, it’s important that you know what you are looking for, though this can be a difficult task for many.
As you enter a new relationship, especially with a divorced woman, it’s important that you are clear on their expectations but also clear about your own. Just as they are working on leaving their past behind, it’s important that you also come into the relationship patient, with an open mind and an open heart.