If you find yourself facing this situation, how do you know you’re ready?
How good are you at dealing with awkward moments and tense situations? Dating a person with kids can be a bit stressful at times, especially if your partner is having problems. Sometimes there are financial problems, there can be emotional issues or the other parent at have an issue moving in.
Parents who date are looking for a stable person, not just someone who moves with the breeze.
If you are going to be an adult about this situation, you also have to protect yourself.
Don’t feel like you have to chip in every time something needs to be done. Sometimes when a person is dating someone with kids they are too helpful.
The only thing that it changes is knowing this relationship will have more requirements.
People in this situation can and do have success, and often end up in happy marriages.
[image: via D Sharon Pruitt on flickr] Natasha Miles is an ACSM certified personal trainer who graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Exercise Science.
She has been happily in love with her husband for 10 crazy, amazing, good and not-so-good years. Natasha started her fitness business, Transformazing Fitness, in order to reach people where they are and help them reach their goals physically and spiritually.
Dating a person with kids is not easy, but if you can make it past all the bumps in the road it’s well worth it.