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Couples that would normally be together happily ever after can find serious hurdles to their relationship when children are involved. One partner might think the other is too lenient or strict with the children, or not approve of the child rearing methods used. Studies show that most childless couples get along far better than when children are introduced into the situation.
Realize that the children are a large factor in your relationship, and that they affect how you relate to your partner. Sit down and talk about the way you both feel about this, and see if there are compromises you can make. Perhaps just understanding how you feel might make the situation less stressful.
As a single parent it is important to prioritize and realize that your children under the age of 18 are your first responsibility. If you have an interest that is not interested in children, or learning about them, then it is important to understand that they are not meant for you no matter what your feelings tell you. Being a parent is a big responsibility and must be treated as such because in the long run the individual that you help put in the world can make, or not make, a difference.
As a matter of fact, if someone is not interested in you because of your children, thank your children because they have just screened a no-good match for you....smile.