Being an aunt or an uncle doesn’t mean you will take a bullet for someone.
Although now I see love differently so maybe not as much as I thought. After about eight months she asked me a question: We broke up within a week.
We live near each other so the kids spend one week with me and then one week with her. So for dating it would appear that this arrangement could be advantageous. If you’ve read anything I have written about being a father, you already know what it means to me. So some of the rigors of dating that I have encountered have been self-imposed. Right after a divorce, when separated, some time after a death.
I went from “you are never meeting my kids” to “my kids are fine with meeting people” and everywhere in between. But also to help single parents avoid some of the mistakes I have made. Especially because single parents date on a variety of timelines.
And sometimes we just make it up because we don’t want to go. This is harder for single parents who have primary custody or full custody, but I am hoping there is some sort of a babysitter involved in those lives or else sh*t is going to get crazy real quick anyway.
Because you aren’t butting into that too early, right?