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It's likewise critical that you practice the art of sharing and accept that you're not always going to be invited to join them in outings and family activities.
The potential downside, however, is that your new romance is a package deal that includes the offspring of her prior relationship.
Whether they decide you're the coolest dude on the planet or punctuate every exchange with "You're not my real dad" depends on your confidence in yourself and your readiness for parenthood.
They also need to appreciate that the inclusion of a new male figure in their lifestyle doesn't diminish the importance of their real dad.
Early dates with your new love should be breakfasts or lunches when the kids are in school, or evening dates where the children have already been taken to a friend's house or the babysitter's before you arrive.
Long before they start to envision you as a permanent fixture, they need to observe your actions and see how you relate to them as individuals and not just attachments to their mother.