Dating the divorced man
Katy Barratt, 30, and Dan, 42, have been together for over a year. Here, Kate reveals how dating a divorced man with a ready-made family has shaped their own relationship I first met Dan seven years ago when he was married to someone else.They had a child, and another on the way, so although there was an instant attraction he was off-limits.
Until the divorce is finalised, we’ve decided it’s best that they don’t know about me, but I long for the day when I can attend his daughter’s assembly or his son’s football match – to share our lives with each other completely.
Wouldn’t that make the guy a judgmental doink — or at minimum just very wrong for you on principle?
As long as you are careful not to destabilize your kids’ home life with the ups and downs of dating, then you’re fine on the kids thing, and as long as you behave respectfully of your and others’ feelings, then you’re fine with your fellow earth-dwellers.
For my part, I have to accept that his ex will always be part of his life.
A year ago I wrote an article called “Seven Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Date a Divorced Man.” I wrote this based on my experience on this matter and the experiences of some other people I know.