There were very few resources out there that spoke to the specific experiences or challenges that I was going through as a woman in a pre-committed (dating but exclusive) relationship with a divorced dad.And even the advice I found on relationship forums from other women who have been on this journey was extremely varied at best (and vindictive at worst).
If you do, you're a little ahead of the game because most parents understand the unconditional love and responsibilities they have for their kids. If you don't have kids, you may be a little more challenged but that's okay if you are willing to explore these 6 things you MUST find about: 1.
How well has your guy worked through the angst of his marriage ending? Some will try to alienate their children from their father as well as his new partner.
Privacy in the home becomes difficult because angry mothers tend to interrogate their children when they return home from Dad's house.
Divorce is a type of death and requires a process of grief, even when one may have desperately wanted the divorce. Most men live with guilt post-divorce, even when a divorce is more than warranted. BTW, if he's separated versus divorced, consider that a red flag. If he has a hostile relationship with his ex, you can expect a lot more complications than what will already naturally exist when dating or living with a guy who has kids.
When there are kids involved, it's a major loss for them. They feel especially powerless and shameful if the mother of their children turned out to be not such a great mother. There's a reason for the expression, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." 2. Hostile ex-wives tend to extend their bitterness to the new woman in her ex's life.