Dating a man with a teenage daughter
“He’s a director,” I told my friend L., absently fiddling with the lighter in my hand. We went to Club 33 at Disneyland and he treated me to couples massages and pool time at the Four Seasons spa. I was starting to wonder what our relationship would look like when it became a story for four, instead of two. He gave me tennis lessons and I dragged him to yoga class. But my favorite thing was always cuddling on the couch and talking.
I also need some insight as to whether I should be concerned or just let it pass (hopefully).I feel I can relate somewhat to your current issues & concerns, being a woman who dates a man (2 yrs. I, too, often feel marginalized or shut out (by no fault of his own), & try to make myself invisible so he doesn't lose time & connection with her. Several unfortunate concerns have surfaced due to the child in the last few months, & I sincerely hope to find solutions for my relationship, which started out so incredibly wonderful & has lasted a year already. I had become accustomed to our time alone: picnics at the Hollywood Bowl and the Greek Theatre, decadent meals at Black Market Liquor Bar and Gjelina, ocean-side walks in Santa Monica. As we inched along the 405 Freeway, my anxiety increased.