Dating a divorced dad

Dad: I’m a sixth grade teacher and one of my students became very attached to me during the school year.Her parents divorced eight years ago and I began emailing with her dad a couple months ago.Be particularly cautious if he's already looking for Spouse #2. Periods of adjustment are to be expected, especially if things heat up.

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While you may have help that frees you up for the occasional vacation, dating with kids at different ages and stages can pose logistical and financial challenges, much like age-stage differences in the couple itself. Do listen if he says he isn't interested in helping to parent your kids, he's tired of you only being available for a weekend relationship, or he can't afford to pick up the financial slack for a single mother with children. So do Johnnie and Janie, Fido and Tabby, not to mention the hamsters, Mutt and Jeff.And that's despite the fact that you're working two jobs already, and he may be working two jobs of his own. The neighbors like him, too, and he and his ex seem very friendly.In other words, be friends instead of dating each other.While it would have been better to have started the relationship from this angle, going the friend route now might work by giving everyone a little extra time to get used to the new dynamic.Another captured my heart (and still holds it, most tenderly).

And one remains a trusted friend to this day (and I'm glad).

To have you suddenly dating her father might have made her feel that you were just using her to get to her dad.

It’s also possible that the girl is worried about betraying her mother.

We started seeing each other but didn’t let many people know because we wanted to wait until school was out.

The daughter got wind that something was going on and told her dad it was wrong for him to date her teacher and begged him to date anyone but me.

I wasn’t expecting this reaction and we stopped seeing each other.