Widowed father dating daughter unhappy
We don’t want to be suspicious and un-trusting, but it comes with the territory when you’ve been through what we’ve been through.So it might seem stupid, and it might at times frustrate you, but we need you to show us that you aren’t going anywhere, and that we don’t have anything to worry about when you decide to have a night out with the girls.◊♦◊It seems that in almost any previous failed relationship, our trustworthiness has been brought into question by our partner.
She had children too, so trying to balance both of our schedules and find evenings that we were both kid-free just put more and more stress on our relationship.At that point, after more than our share of failed relationships, we both genuinely thought we had found “the one.”◊♦◊The day I was granted equal custody of my daughter fell smack-dab right in the middle of our relationship, and looking back, it was a defining moment for us—the day I can pinpoint as the beginning of the end.When I only had my daughter four days out of the month, it was easy to just plan our dates and adventures around those days.When we as dads take our children out in public, it is not uncommon to be asked where their mom is, or hear comments about us pulling “mommy duty” for the day.It’s almost as if people assume that if we have a penis, we are incapable of caring for a child for more than a couple hours without some kind of assistance or intervention from their mother.When we did find time to see each other, we were both so exhausted from work and taking care of our children, that we barely had enough energy left to sit on the couch watching Netflix until we passed out.
Needless to say, the communication and intimacy in our relationship quickly began to deteriorate.
We might act like it doesn’t bother us, but it does.
It pisses us off, and sometimes on the rough days, it makes us question whether we really are good at this whole “daddy thing”.
Sure, we know you think we are great at it, but we need to hear it.
Plus, when you feed our egos, the odds are it will pay off for you in the near future.
Hell, once they can eat and get dressed on their own, they can practically babysit themselves, right?