Did they take on the role themselves or did you have to discuss what u expect from them as ur SO if u discussed it how long were u together and how did you know it was the right time for tht talk?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:11 PM on Mar. 26, 2011 in Relationships
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 7:14 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by spitfire06 at 6:14 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
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Answer by spitfire06 at 6:18 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by wendythewriter at 6:20 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by okmommy08 at 6:24 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
You can't really expect for everyone to be on the same page if you don't discuss it, and just one conversation isn't going to do it. Becoming a parenting team is an ongoing process. I dated my husband for 2 years before we got married. During the time we dated we discussed parenting quite a bit. He was an adult and an authority figure to my daughter from day one, but he didn't step into the parent shoes until after we married. The first few months after we married my daughter tested him with all her might, and thankfully he was strong enough to pass her tests. After about a year as a family my daughter stopped calling him by his first name and started calling him Daddy. That first year was a learning experience for all of us, but we survived. 10 years later we are a pretty strong parenting team, but we still have to communicate about it a lot.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:40 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
I started dating my now husband when my son was 16 months old. He pretty much just took on the role. He's the one who initiated it as well. We were only "dating" 2 weeks when he suggested we start taking my son with us when going out. Within a month we were spending the weekends at his place. We had only been dating about a month when he asked if it was ok for my son to call him dada and daddy. His bio dad wasn't in the picture at all so I was sooo happy! My son is now going on 6 yrs and my husband is the only dad he's ever known. He loves being a dad!
Answer by jnsdrf at 6:48 PM on Mar. 26, 2011
Answer by dusty1962 at 8:26 PM on Mar. 26, 2011