Honesty in an open forum, right off the bat – who’d have thunk it?Like any relationship, there are pros and cons to this arrangement."But there are a few things that are pretty much standard across the board." The most important thing for you to realize is that your partner's priority will most likely always be their children, especially if their custody agreement means that they have the children for the majority of the time, or they have sole custody.
"Instead, you should consider filling in as an additional person in the child's life, so that they think of you as someone extra, not someone who is replacing." This is generally true whether your partner is divorced or widowed. Cooper says that these conversations should be brought up early on, and that you should never assume what your role in a child's life would be.
Some days will go smoother than others, and you may find yourself toggling between elated and exasperated at the start.
To love someone with kids is to open your heart up that much more to the possibility of an insta-family, and everything that comes with it.
More often than not, the majority will rule and being the other adult in the equation, you’ll want to avoid whining and pouting in protest. If you operate on a fast-food palette, you’ll likely be right at home with Mc Donald’s breakfast and pizza dinners.
The bad news goes out to all of you fanciful foodies (myself included).