I was sad for Michelle, but very proud at how she handled herself. Her playfulness, her sexiness, and yes, even her attitude and mood swings.Despite her high-maintenance tendencies, she became better at understanding Mark’s needs and point of view, and created the healthiest relationship that she’d ever had before. After spending a year and a half together, Mark realized that he couldn’t imagine life without her. And while I give Michelle credit for becoming the woman that no man can ever leave, Michelle actually gives ME credit.” First, whether a man has children of his own or not, there is nothing wrong with preferring to date women without children.We are all free to make up whatever dating preferences we want.While I was coaching Michelle through the first four months of their relationship (and intermittently in between), I cautioned her to NOT put any pressure on him about getting married and having kids.While theoretically, she could be “wasting” her time with him, my advice was to let him fall in love with her.But all relationships have their challenges, and Mark and Michelle were no different.The elephant in the room for this couple was that Michelle very much wants to have kids, while Mark never really anticipated that he’d be a father again in his 50’s.
Source: Shutterstock After sharing a guest-post on step-parenting from the step-child’s point of view, one commenter asked an interesting question: “Should a man with no kids be hesitant to date a woman with kids?She got him – and she got all the problems that come with being with such a man. She couldn’t make him say that he loved her fast enough.