Dating a newly divorced man with children dating a former cheater
It can't be denied that a man who has just stepped out of a marriage comes with some weighty baggage.
His children might have a strong loyalty to their mother and make you feel like an intruder or worry that you will push them away, suggests sociologist Dr. Stewart in “Brave New Stepfamilies.” Assure them that you only want to be their dad's friend and you welcome his involvement in their lives. Although you may want to spend every waking minute together, it's important for him to have his dad time with the kids and for you to encourage him to have that space.
The circumstances may allow the two of you a lot of alone time to date and travel, or he may be constantly bogged down with parental duties and ex-wife encounters.
If you want to date a man with grown children, you must accept the fact that his family likely comes first in his life.
Meet your beau's grown children when the time is right.
Since the children are grown, you can have an adult relationship with them and talk about subjects you might have in common.