While I felt let down, angry even, he would – naturally – be delighted by the opportunity to see them.I also expected regular phone calls when we were apart.
His mind was often preoccupied with the stress of the divorce, as well as the pain he felt at only seeing his children every other weekend. He’s more emotionally mature than the other men I’d dated and we fell in love.
I find it comforting to know that unlike many of the commitment-phobic men I’ve met, he is actually capable of being a husband and a fantastic father – he’s proved that.
For my part, I have to accept that his ex will always be part of his life.
Dating a divorcee means I’ve faced opposition, but despite the difficulties, I wouldn’t want the relationship any other way.
But being with someone who has crossed those milestones already is a journey.
You will always come second to his children; they will always be his priority.
In the past, I’d always swiped left on a man with an ex-wife or kids.
I pictured myself starting a family with a partner who was new to it all, too.
If you meet a fun, loving, charismatic potential soul mate, don’t be afraid to pursue him.