Dating a woman with kids
My date has a son from a previous marriage. But more than likely, she will be upset by your relationship. When the ex-husband remarries it will only get worse.
Activities such as those offer low-pressure ways of becoming acquainted with each other. The only family and focus that I want to have and that I want my wife to have is what we create together.
Adolescents, however, may have more trouble. You may be surprised by her immediate acceptance.
Once your relationship becomes somewhat serious, try to get to know her son gradually, without attempting to rush or force the relationship or stepping in as a parental figure. Get your relationship off to a good start by considering these common scenarios. Plan an outing that is fun and that requires minimal interaction. If your date wants you to meet her son right away, suggest that she introduce you as a friend.
Anything else is just interference, a distraction. Common reactions to a new relationship include resentment, fear, jealousy and competitiveness. It's just too unbalanced otherwise. You and your girlfriend should talk seriously about this next step.