I've been dating someone for about half a year now and we've become very serious. He's a widower with a child from his late wife who is four years old. She died a few years ago. He dated someone before me for a short time, but nothing very serious. We've already talked about moving in together soon, sometime in the next three to nine months or so.
I've always loved kids but knew I needed to wait to have my own. A lot of my friends have their own children that I take a lot of pride in considering my little nieces and nephews, as well as my own four-year-old baby sister. I never thought I would be thrust into a full-on parenting role so suddenly. I love his child very much, I look forward very much to the days that I can see them both.
Today I was very suddenly nervous over the prospective of being a full-time parent. I was wondering if there is any advice, any literature, articles, workshops, etc., where I could gain some skills to help me out in the coming years. I know that "dating a guy with a kid" doesn't sound very permanent, but I feel like I'm going to be in their lives for a very long time, and I would like as much help as I could get.
Any response is appreciated. Thank you.
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