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6 Things To Consider When Dating Someone With Children

Titilayo Ilori

Dating someone with kids comes with a lot of baggage. One must be ready to face and overcome whatever challenges come with it.

Before proceeding with the relationship, remember that such a person will always be in contact with their ex because of the kids they both have. So, you must be willing to sacrifice a lot for the relationship to work. Below are things to note before deciding to date someone with children.

1. Be ready to accept your partner's children

If you are dating someone with kids, you must be ready to accept the family. Don't just love their mother and be careless about the children because they are not yours. Same applies to the opposite sex.

2.  Dont expect too much

You should not expect too much from your partner at first. It will take a while for someone who was previously in a failed marriage to jump into another one. Both of you should clear things up before going further.

3.  Your partner might put their children first

You should know that no matter how much such a person loves you, their child will always come first. Some women might want the man to give them his undivided attention, and if he doesn't, it might lead to a fight. If you are the type of woman that is clingy, it is best not to go there.

4. Your partner might be in contact with their ex

Because of the child between them, it is normal for that person to communicate with their ex. It will be wrong if you keep coming in between them. The best thing is to become friends with your partner's ex.

5.  Your partner may not be available all the time

When you’re dating someone with kids, you should bear in mind that they might not be available all the time. Their attention might be divided and you must understand that such a person's plan can change at any time.

6. Take things one step at a time

Don't be eager to meet the children. Take things slowly. Remember, it might not be easy for them to accept you at first. Give them time.