Now, while you are in a relationship with one person, there are two other key players in this game.If your partner still has interactions with the father or mother, you will too—to the extent that the parent has the right to know who is around their child.

If they no longer talk with each other, be prepared to hear about the ex on more than a few occasions.

Now, when dealing with the say anything bad about the ex to the child, no matter what your partner says.

Kids want to know that they can count on you, and that you will protect them.

Once you show them this, things may start to get easier. Sometimes people wonder if they can truly care about kids that aren’t theirs. It may take some time to get to know each other, and understand each other, but that’s where the care and love come from. There is room in your heart if you have courage to allow people in.

Dating a person with kids is not easy, but if you can make it past all the bumps in the road it’s well worth it.

Not every situation is the same and you must understand that your partner will need your support and will expect you to understand. They are just as unsure as you are because so many people say “Do not date a person with kids.” Allow them to be open with you about any concerns they have and reassure them that you are there, and voice your concerns too.

If you have good open communication, your partner will tell you when help is needed.

On the same token, if you are asked to do something and you are uncomfortable do the task, speak up.

Never put them in this situation because it makes you seem inconsiderate.