Dating divorced dad long distance

Coming out of a marriage that didn't work, divorced dads have been through tough times.

With their childcare responsibilities, they tend to have limited availability and be prone to cancelling on short notice.

Divorced dads I've dated have bailed on things from Saturday night movie plans to major events in my life when babysitters backed out or their exes called for last-minute back-up.

One dad seemed to want preemptive reassurance, saying to me in our first phone conversation, "I need someone who can talk about emotions. " They've all displayed confusing hot and cold behavior, and a few flat-out said, sometimes even years after getting divorced, that they weren't ready to be in a relationship yet.

Then there are the logistical scheduling challenges.

Going through emotionally difficult experiences, or having life not work out as you'd expected or hoped, tends to build character, compassion, and depth.

As someone who's had my share of difficulties, I relate best to people who've had some struggles in their lives and grappled with deeper issues.window.sbbop Loaded){ var sbbop_modal = create Modal(modal); if (sbbop_modal !There is maybe no more difficult challenge to a father than finding himself a divorced dad and no longer living with the kids. Being a successful divorced dad - that is maintaining a good relationship with the children despite being divorced from their mother - is an extra burden for dads to bear.And while divorced dads have legitimate childcare responsibilities, it can sometimes feel like they're using their kids as an excuse to keep me at a distance, or end the relationship altogether.In the past year alone, I've had two guys tell me that between their demanding jobs and their children, they didn't have time for a relationship.All things being equal, I prefer a divorced dad to someone who's never been married any day.

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