Dating man with custody divorced
Second, parents expected a new romantic partner to help firm up the hierarchy in the family, putting the children back in their place and mom or dad back to being less of a child’s friend and more a parent with rules and expectations.
After the Relationship Ends: What do we Tell the Kids?
That seems to be the best time to share what’s happening. If you’re fortunate enough to go from dating to moving in together and forming a blended family, what role should the new stepparent play?
As I mentioned earlier, custodial parents often want the stepparent to be a real parent with responsibilities for the kids.
When it works out, the kids benefit from having more adults in their lives.
But what happens, as so often does, when the relationship breaks down?