Introducing new partner to children

Stepchildren moving in

Moving in with your partner is a big step on its own but when you add your partner’s children into the mix it can be quite a challenging experience. However well you get on with them, sharing a home is bound to bring its own tests but there are ways to help the settling in

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Introducing stepchildren to each other

When single parents with kids start a new relationship, it can lead to the blending together of two families. The concept of extra-playmates for your kids sounds ideal, but the success of the long-term merger will depend in part on how the introductions are made. If you are knee-deep in the unification process, then consider

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Online dating safety tips

Remember when dating was a slightly beer goggled face to face event, eyes connecting across a smoky bar? You met someone, fancied them, took them at face value and arranged to meet up again! Oh how things have changed. Of course face to face romance does still occur but now-a-days there is a lot online profiling, and finding a

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Let go and trust in life a little more

Are you are worrier? Or a control freak? Do you live under the illusion that the control of your life is in your hands? How would it be to step aside and let life do its thing? Being human is an uncertain business, the only surety is that we will all die, but the details

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Guide to first date conversation

First dates have the potential to be pretty awkward; especially if it’s the first time you’ve spent any real time together. After all, it’s not always easy to engage a stranger in conversation and there’s only so much time you can spend on small talk without coming across as being incredibly boring. But if you’re

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Dating your best friends ex

As far as dating and relationships are concerned, very little is black and white. Dating your best friend’s ex partner can be a particularly muggy shade of grey. On one hand you want to be a loyal friend but on the other you don’t want to miss a chance of happiness with someone you can see yourself

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