Anyway now I realize why his ex was from hell because he almost sent me there too. When the verbal abuse started getting aimed towards my daughter thats when I drew the line.My advice if you are going to marry a divorced man with kids , do your homework, an extremely bitter ex has her reasons.
Although we decided to go to marriage counseling, we both wanted different things. She still was finding herself and figuring out what she wanted out of life. Unless you're a social butterfly, it's hard to jump right back in.The kids can be manipulative as she is at times and after years of being used as live bait, Well lets see who they grow into.But I can honestly say after seeing all this and going through this I now think twice when I hear a man being bashed for walking away from thier kids. What situation is better for them when you go with out, do everything you can and still are nothing but a plane ticket and a disrespected pawn?Any decent man will put his kids first before your relationship.
If you are not willing to accept the baggage that comes with dating a divorced man you should date someone who has never been married.Also be aware that you will have a whole new set of issues with step children.