I started dating a man who has been divorced for over a year, however his young children -- a daughter who is 8 years old and a son who is 10 -- do not want me to be with their dad.They make snide comments when he's not around and constantly refer to their mother (with whom he shares custody) when we're all spending time together. Nobody wants their parents to separate, and since they are children they aren't equipped with the coping skills and manners that come along with age. This may just be their natural way of coping with divorce and handling him moving on.
No matter how mutual the break up is, it is still a break up.
If you're uncomfortable with the relationship he and his soon to be ex-wife still have, it may be worth talking to him about it.
With divorce rates these days higher than ever before combined with the fact that men remarry at a higher rate than women, single women are bound to encounter a man who is divorced or in the process of one.
Remember that there are two sides to every story and we urge you to stay objective while cautious, even if your heart tells you otherwise, especially when it affects children, family members and friends.
He may see how this is putting a damper on your relationship and choose to speed the process up.That being said, he may not be quite ready to start the process, and if this is something that is going to continually bother you, you may want to reevaluate the relationship and where you see things going.