I think it is madness because it’s surely better for the animals to stay in one place.My son keeps begging me, saying he doesn’t want to visit his dad without them, and I wish his father had never suggested it. But what they don’t seem to realise is that children can only cope with blows in adulthood if they have been loved and cherished and made to feel worthwhile in the first place.
Otherwise, this will always be an issue between you and your partner, either implicitly or explicitly. If you love him, go the extra mile I was saddened to read your query.
Imagine how you would feel if the roles were reversed and you were the single parent and the man of your dreams had difficulty accepting how important your children were to you.
Surely they should learn that they won’t be treated like princes and princesses in later life, and learn to fit in with other people?
What a grisly upbringing you must have had yourself, Maggie!
” or “She can’t expect me to wait on her hand and foot now – she’s got to learn that life isn’t easy!
” Some parents seem to think that if you kick a baby in the head then this is an excellent way for the baby to learn that sometimes you can get shafted in later life.Children are the number-one priority of every parent, and his feeling are just natural, not extreme.If you’re not happy with this then perhaps you should try to move on to a relationship with someone else who is not a parent.You don’t say how old they are, but bear in mind that divorce is painful for all those involved, and your partner’s kids just want reassurance that, no matter what, their dad still loves them.Your statement that “they seem to be the number one priority in his life” is incredibly selfish.For the past six months I’ve been going out with a divorced man and we love each other very much. He wants us to move in together, but that means having them over every weekend and I don’t know that I could stand it.