I am 33 years old, I and have two kids, ages 6 and 9.My 6-year-old adores the man I'm dating, but my 9-year-old son hates my boyfriend! We have been dating for almost three years, but the lack of warmth between them is an issue for my boyfriend, and it has become a big roadblock in our relationship. How you respond when your child hates your boyfriend is important because it speaks to the issue of balancing your needs against your kids' needs. My first question for you is this: Do have a problem with your child's behavior?
My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years, and tiptoeing around the topic of marriage for about six months, out of embarrassment (or anxiety or shame).A lot of people would tell you that if your child hates your boyfriend, you should automatically end the relationship.However, a 9-year-old is savvy enough to know that a parent's dating relationship may take time and attention away from him, and the quickest way to rebel against that is to reject the person you're dating.But I realized that we’ve been dating for two years.There’s no room for embarrassment (or anxiety or shame) in our relationship.