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Dating a single dad with shared custody and child

There are only days

Dating a single dad is, most definitely, a challenge, but it can be an immensely rewarding experience too. These might just be a few of the things you might want to check to see if you people belong together. So, instead of arguing the point and discussing the current family law document and the details to my divorce decree, I bought her a calendar.

Either make it easy

If you need a text back within three hours, a single dad might not be right for you. Maybe she just needed to know where she was going and what her environment was going to look like. He is a dad and these things will happen, a lot.

Most courts recognize major holidays and seasonal events, and try to share them equally between both parties. He may even show up late, and perhaps, have ketchup stains on his collar. Single fathers have an infinite list of things to worry about. Where you may be wanting two or three nights a week, they may at best be able to give you one. He may not be able to spend every waking moment with you.

So, discuss your models of parenthood and see if there is an optimal path you can tread together. Do everything you can to avoid conflict. We sat together and we marked each day with a marker.

Whatever it was, it worked. You may, instead, opt for a more supportive approach so he knows that you are willing to try and are encouraging of his parenting habits. Google, copyright-free image under Creative Commons License You will probably be dating in secret. As such, the relationship dynamic will be a lot more complex and governed by a number of factors that stem from such a situation. He may not be able to be everything that a twenty year old guy can be when it comes to meeting and falling in love.

Either make it easy for them and tell them you appreciate environments that leave you fearing for your health, or invite them to your place for a snuggle and a movie. There are only days in the year, and to a newly divorced father, every day needs to count. These are the best years of my life and I am enjoying my time with all three of them to the fullest.