Then this from Marianne: I have been seeing a widower for 2 years now.
Babs wrote: I’m dating a man who has two children 17 and 23.
As I agree with your comments…I question how long should one wait for the children to be ready to meet me?
Many times it can be easier long-term to date a widowed person because there is no "ex" in the picture.
If the person has children this creates a new dynamic as with any relationship.
A person might expect mixed levels of acceptance/rejection from different people in the family.