Signed, Proceeding with Caution " Dear Proceeding with Caution: Your concern that you're dating someone with children means that you're probably a great candidate to be a second wife and step-mom, as well as a first time mom.
On one hand, you can hardly contain your enthusiasm for your new love interest.
They're afraid that when push comes to shove, you'll abandon them for this new dating relationship.
Therefore, it's useful to make your commitment to them explicit before you even introduce the person." Sheras also emphasizes that you're not asking for the children's approval of your relationship.
What are you looking for in someone that we might bring into the family?
'" This ongoing and honest dialogue is an important part of including your children in a relationship that has become important to you.
Peter Sheras, a clinical psychologist at the University of Virginia, and the author of When it comes to making the actual introductions, you'll want to plan an informal outing or activity.