Dating divorced women no kids
The good news is that you've found a woman you think you'd like to spend the rest of your life with.
The potential downside, however, is that your new romance is a package deal that includes the offspring of her prior relationship.
Whether they decide you're the coolest dude on the planet or punctuate every exchange with "You're not my real dad" depends on your confidence in yourself and your readiness for parenthood.
If you haven't spent that much time around children and young adults, you've got a lot of homework ahead of you.
Not only is it important for you to understand their various developmental stages in order to know what makes them tick but also to figure out what kinds of things really interest them insofar as hobbies, books, movies, pets, games, sports and foods.
Their mother can obviously fill in many of these blanks for you but it wouldn't hurt to find a parent or teacher who is familiar with this age group and can give you advice and suggestions.
When you finally meet your sweetheart's offspring, engage them at whatever level they seem to feel most comfortable.
Ask them about school and what they're learning, what they're reading or what they thought of a particular TV show or kid-centric movie without coming across as trying too hard.
Kids can sense when someone is being pushy to make a good impression and this often has the opposite effect.