These dads are focused on regularly caring for their kids in partnership with their former spouses.
Usually this means all the mechanics of raising a little one duplicated in a two separate homes.
During the relationship he may run into old friends who ask about his divorce and his ex-wife, so mentally prepare yourself for that.
Don’t get insecure, angry, or sad every time you hear her name.
This is important in determining whether or not you’re willing to go through with the relationship.
However, a divorced man can’t just erase his ex-wife from his memory and his life.
And that co-parenting space is often where single co-parenting dads focus the bulk of their energies.
The end of a marriage can seem like a catastrophic failure to create continuity, but when there are children involved, divorced parents can find real and lasting redemption in creating the civilized and loving structures of co-parenting.
-- I would be remiss if I didn't also share some cautions to keep in mind.
In case you're wondering, one divorced dad swept me off my feet (then dropped me over a ledge).
Dating someone who has a child from a previous marriage introduces many complicated issues.
Get your relationship off to a good start by considering these common scenarios. Is it OK to meet him now or should I wait until I have a better feel for the potential of this relationship before making introductions? Most experts agree that you should wait until your relationship shows signs of becoming serious before making introductions.
Another captured my heart (and still holds it, most tenderly).