Dating a single father forum
We all cycle through roles, first as sons, then students, then employees, husbands, and fathers. Doesn’t matter, your kids should know nothing about it. Get a “rat pack” of guy friends and share with them.
Many of these overlap, but only one can be the main focus at any point. Don’t date mothers of your kids’ friends, teachers at their school, neighbors, etc.
“When I’m not killing it in finance I’m raising three great kids” is a great way to breach the subject in a positive manner that exhibits value.
Then change the subject, it is of little more concern to her unless things approach LTR territory, at which point she will already know and have considered the repercussions.
A woman who walked out on her family to “find herself” will make a poor LTR.
Prioritize your time well and there should be plenty of time for both. In spite of everything I did for her, it never seemed enough. She was frequently moody and would lash out at me, seemingly without provocation. I avoided conflict and withheld any information – including my feelings and wants – that I thought might rock the boat or start a fight. When it became apparent that our relationship wasn’t working well for either of us, I decided (actually, she gave me an ultimatum, “Go to counseling or I’m leaving.”) to join a men’s group and get some counseling.