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.
It’s forever and children deserve that commitment from you.
Dating a single mom and ultimately creating a blended family is extremely challenging too.
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.
When asked what she wishes her mom would do differently while dating, Rachel, a smart young graduate student, replied, “I wish she would recognize her own impulsivity and emotional rollercoaster.
She does and says things without recognizing that to some extent our whole family is dating this guy.
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.As a society, we’ve come to welcome non-traditional family units.Majority of the time, it works out well and the parents involved raise children who go on to be productive citizens in the world. My relationship with my father was imperfect and strained.The last few women that I’ve met didn’t have children.Coupled with the idea of finding someone to love again, I know that the idea of attaching myself to a kid that isn’t mine is too much.You can only hope that the environment remains cordial.