quote:Originally posted by Sandye:
The article makes several good points, however, I think it sugarcoats the "baby mama/daddy drama" that affects many of these types of relationships. When a couple have a child, there is an eternal connection. Even though they no longer wish to have a relationship with the other parent, they play vicious games and can cause great pain perhaps because they are still going through the pain of their separation/divorce.
This is an extremely complex topic that should be examined for a very long time prior to deciding to enter into a relationship with people who already have children.
I like children, but, for the reasons above - and many others - I avoid ever dating any man with children under 21, and preferably with none at all. So far, I've been lucky. [insert relieved face icon here]
I never say never, but it's as close to never as it's possible to get.