Dating a widower with a daughter
He talked with them and I’m certain checked things out with them before our relationship became serious but for the most part they were on board for us getting together.I understand his reluctance to make a decision that they are not ready for. We (Oath) and our partners need your consent to access your device, set cookies, and use your data, including your location, to understand your interests, provide relevant ads and measure their effectiveness.Oath will also provide relevant ads to you on our partners' products.
Many couples who decide to pursue their relationship despite the lack of support from the children, show respect for where the children are at by letting them know that they understand that they will need some time to get used to the idea and that no one will be rushing them or expecting them to be as excited as the couple is about the new relationship.
I would love any insight from those of you who have gone through this. I haven’t gone through this particular experience personally although I work with people all the time who are considering new relationships with partners who have children.
My husband was also a widower of young children when we got together, however he did not feel the need to ask the children if it was okay to remarry.
He hurts for them and their loss together and doesn’t want to burden them any more than necessary.
Having said that, we should never make promises to our children that may be impossible to keep.
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And, in December 2005 I realized that I wanted to go out on a date with this man. He told me he would do everything he could to make this work because he wanted us to be together. Also, we are both Catholic and he asked me to get an annulment, so I did because I wanted to get closure on my previous marriage and so that we (this man and I) could be together. I guess I should mention that I also have two children ages 17 and 11.