Fun Thread: 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Daughter

Donovan Sharpe Donovan is a sexist son of a bitch who objectifies women by keeping them on their toes, their backs, and their knees where they belong. Live with Donovan Sharpe. You can follow him on Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram. Men here know there are countless reasons dating a single mother is a terrible idea. Any man who unwittingly wanders into the clutches of one of these harpies is doomed from the start. A no win situation for the poor sap.

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I am 34 years old, divorced four years. I was married for ten years, have four beautiful boys under 9 and have a very fulfilling and successful career. My life is happy, but I really would love to share it with someone… but dating when you have FOUR kids is like the Mt Everest of the dating world! It seems almost impossible for men to see past that. Well, let me clarify: I have an outgoing personality and seem to be asked out a lot… we usually go on a few dates, everything is going wonderful… but nobody ever COMMITS.

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So since many of them popped in here first to find out more, I thought I’d post some “rules” if you will to help you through the process. One person said that a widower lost his wife 2 months ago but seems interested in her now. Yes, that’s possible, but remember that grief is a rollercoaster ride and can last quite a while. What’s wrong with starting as friends and seeing where it goes from there?

What you might see as attraction may just be his way of having some companionship and he may not be ready to move further. Okay, maybe I’m old fashioned but when I get emails that talk about a long-term relationship and getting serious before basic dating has even begun, well I wonder about the person’s intentions. This is such a popular topic that I have to talk about it. I received one email recently that it ‘bothered’ the person that widower had a picture of his late wife in his house.

There’s nothing wrong with having a picture or some pictures around the house. I’ve always felt that asking someone to remove them is rude and disrespectful, especially if the person has children. I would never take down a picture of me, Jeff and the kids. If I get remarried one day, that pic will be added into our collection, but Jeff was their father and his picture isn’t going anywhere.

Stop competing with a ghost. One person wrote and said that “every once in a while” he mentions ‘her’.

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Content provided on this site is for entertainment or informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical or health, safety, legal or financial advice. Click here for additional information. My year-old daughter and year-old son trust their step-mom more than they trust me, which proves that I married well but am still getting the hang of being a dad. Most of us are. That said, there are a few subtle nuances that I have picked up along the way as a dad that might come in handy for moms raising boys.

Ladies, here are some things to think about with your boys:

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One, my intent is not to debate. So… I am going to answer what I have been asked. These are the beliefs WE cherish. You may choose differently. The comments mostly came from a LinkedIn group that went ballistic, but there were some on this blog too and I deleted the rudest ones. Interestingly, the negative mail I got about this topic was primarily from the very group of women who prided themselves, at least in college, in being open minded.

#992: “My husband is dating my mom.”

Image via iStock Rule 2: Know the Difference Between Expectations and Standards Standards are the things you must have in a relationship—mutual respect, attraction, fun, etc. Expectations, however, set you up for disappointment, and they blind you when you’ve got something good. What I’m trying to say is this:

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Bringing a new person into the family can threaten the child’s sense of security and belonging. They are observant and watch their child’s behavior. For example, an irritable mood for a year can denote depression in children. They are supportive and consult with professionals if the need arises. Successful parents realize that kids love their parents, married or not. When divorce rips the child’s world apart, the fear of abandonment becomes a reality. Aside from losing mom or dad, parents work and finances are limited.

Dating and remarriage further threaten their world, they are asked to shift loyalties and accept a surrogate. While we parents look at dating and remarriage as rebuilding our lives and securing our futures, our children face sharing their parents with more spouses and often more kids – huge changes that rock their world. Consequently, children often come out losing some of their parent’s attention and protection in the shuffle.

It is no doubt that a child might view mom or dad’s dating as intrusive, competitive and destructive. Talk with your child. Assure him or her that a new person in your life does not replace his or her other parent. Reinforce your words with action.

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The Rules Revisited I’ve dated countless women and it has always amazed me how little they know about men. If nothing else, this blog is an outlet for voicing my astonishment at the typical female’s ignorance of the male mindset. At most, it is a reliable source of advice for women who want to improve their chances with the opposite sex. I knew him through my family and hadn’t seen him in a while. After I told him a little about her, he asked me a very pointed question: I had no answer for him.

Any more time I spent with her was time I wasn’t spending looking for someone I could end up with. It wasn’t very long afterwards that I broke up with her. Since then I’ve messed around with more girls than I can count, but I have never dated a girl that I knew I couldn’t marry – because ultimately that is what I want. I remember having the same mindset myself at that age. I see it still in some of my friends. This notion isn’t the exception, it is the norm. Granted, no one hopes for this outcome and we have these peripheral ideas about needing time with a person to test the relationship , but in the end of the day, serial relationships do more harm than good.

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Dear Captain Awkward, I am a 34 year old straight woman in an open marriage with a 39 year straight man. I have taken far more advantage of the openness of our marriage than my husband, at least until recently. I have had a string of long-term affairs and short-term flings.

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Tkitten I have to say that you are really courageous that you chose to do it alone with a donor. Though, we have some things in common, I feel like I chose it as well because I didn’t know the BD before it happened and I was already decided to keep the baby because that’s what I always wanted. He came along as my pregnancy was progressing but we are just friends and he involves only in the important issues.

I think that hormones are really working against us, I’ve never felt like that. I also have troubles to get the maternity allowance as I got pregnant in a different country and then moved back with my parents. And there are many issues I deal with – tolerating my parents’ rules because I want the baby to have comfort of their house, I’m thinking of what to do to be able to stand on my feet again and have enough money, friends are not gonna be the same or i wont be able to do the same things and still I’m single so moms of families have different problems.

And go for the babymoon. I ve been always travelling and in the second trimester I decided to go alone and it was a great way how to enjoy it by myself, I got closer to my feelings and that it was a good choice to make. People will always say their opinions because it’s not only about me anymore, and that’s fine to hear others too, but I know I will start travelling as soon as it’s safe. J JaieJaie83 To me the hardest part is dealing with the bd. My older two have to go 16 hrs away to see their dad in the summer for 5 weeks and one of them always gets hurt and he never tells me or takes her to the Dr.

My son has athsma and the court order says his dad must keep him in smokefree environments at all times but my mom has seen him and his mom smoking around my son. I hate the way he parents, and he does everything in spite of me because he still is mad I don’t wanna be with him.

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