Along with his ex-wife and children, a divorced man can deliver up baggage in the form of required alimony payments, child support payments, and perhaps other personal debt unrelated to the divorce.
If his family stayed in their original home, then he may have a mortgage–or two–and a number of other expenses that support his former family.
When you, the man you are dating, or both have children from previous relationships, the romance itself often takes a backseat to the complicated demands of satisfying your offspring’s needs.
On the contrary, many women who have no children find themselves surprised at how much time and attention children can require, and they soon realize they are unwilling to sacrifice their freedom–and alone time with their new beau for his kids.
When expert matchmakers evaluate a potential couple’s compatibility, the issue of children can play a key role in a relationship’s future success.