And in these families, the parents put their relationship before the kids.
Once you've decided that you're ready to date, it might feel impossible to find the time.
Women are certainly guilty of putting their kids ahead of their partner — maybe even more so than men, especially since they are nearly always the primary care giver in the event of divorce.
But in this moment when men are struggling to claim their place as equal parents while society expects divorced dads to be the lackadaisical weekend father, I get why you are compelled to go overboard with your expressed devotion. If you are indeed ready for a real love, create a space for her.
These extra dynamics can be frustrating, but should not be ignored or overlooked.
Pressuring your children to like your date and going too fast for them to get comfortable with the situation, will create unnecessary trouble.