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But I make it to the park after almost turning back, to find James* (my boyfriend) clutching a Pokémon rucksack and an armful of coat, from which a pair of huge eyes and a half-smile appear.
I wave awkwardly at this tiny yet enormously significant human being – all gangly limbs and pretending to be a dinosaur. I have no idea how I got here, but in this moment I realise that life as I know it is about to change.
With too much baggage to contemplate a serious relationship, he was just the thing, I thought, to kill time between now and my trip. And yet I knew I wasn’t the anomaly, given that the divorce rate among 25- to 29-year-olds is twice that of the average across all age groups, and concentrated mostly in the early years of marriage (between three and five years).
In any case, I thought, what’s the big deal about dating a dad? With all the will in the world, you can’t give – or receive – the unconditional love that a parent can.
I dated The Cop off-and-on for about six years and I have to admit that love kept me from realizing just how big a problem his children were in our relationship.
Recently, he and I made plans to have a friendly, totally platonic drink to celebrate my promotion.
It was spontaneous and chaotic, and that’s how I liked it.
Also, the father will always be connected to the mother, and she has the perfect excuse to intrude on his life whenever she wants to, like calling at all hours of the night.
I’ve not only dated a man with children, but I’m also the child of a divorced man.
The Cop has two daughters and a demanding job, obviously.
His youngest daughter was extremely sickly or maybe just accident-prone.