How to handle dating someone with a child
No one is perfect, so sometimes the person you want to be with happens to have this illness.
You already know there is much more to the person than their depression or you probably wouldn’t want to be with them.
It is not your place to discipline an unruly child either, check his/her mom on that, and if it gets too much – call it a day and leave.
Having to play daddy when you’re simply dating a woman is not fair to you either, so don’t ever let them lay that on you as a responsibility.
Don’t go talking about the girl’s favorite band as if you listen to it, because she probably knows that you don’t and you will look like a fool trying to get in.
You do not what to appear as if you are talking the kid up in order to score panty points with his/her momma.
Ladies listen, this man did not get used to a kid screaming like you did, he was not kept up nights tending to the crying and projectile poop, he isn’t seasoned in this.
These all-or-nothing, black-and-white thought patterns often illustrate depressed thinking.
You will never be able to cure your partner’s depression, so it doesn’t serve you to try to fix it or change it.
It can be difficult to resist arguing about how they view themselves and their lives.
It’s very obvious when we do this and kids read that stuff immediately.
Here’s what you do: treat the kid like another adult and engage in conversation and bonding the way you would if you were stuck in a house with random guy or girl.