As a stepparent, you can serve as a buffer – for both your child and your spouse.The other thing is when the other parent is actively involved, there may be times where the support system will have slight cracks.The relationship that develops between a man and his child starts before the child is even physically in this world.
This may seem obvious on nights when she has her kids – but it’s something to keep in mind during her free time too. Flexibility is key – even on date night Started dating a single parent?
No matter how much you love the child, it may always be different.
And at this point, I don’t want to be overwhelmed by someone else’s experience of fatherhood before mine gets a chance to really start.
In some respect my parents’ relationship and not having my dad there full time actually helped me prepare for fatherhood in ways I couldn’t comprehend until I was this age.
Once your late 20s-early 30s, being a relationship with a single mother is a serious possibility.
My heart was softened by the pure nature of my love for her and it automatically extended to her child. I now think about financial security and my health differently. I want to make sure I’m living to be a good role model.