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Hi, My twin children are now 2 years old, their father left

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Hi,
My twin children are now 2 years old, their father left when they were 6 months old - I don't think they have any recollection of him living with us - he lives on the other side of the World so sees them once a month via skype (this is because I feel they need to know they have a daddy - I insist he continues some form of contact) I have introduced him to them as Daddy.

The problem is that I am beginning to feel I would like to have physical contact with someone else, but don't want to rush into dating because I don't know how that will affect the children and I don't have any childcare options - do I meet dates whilst taking the kids to the park - I don't want to invite dates into my home, but I can't leave my children? Am I destined to not date until they are much older? I am happy with my life with them and don't want to live with someone or find another partner, but it would be nice to kiss someone and to feel that I am attractive to the opposite sex?

Their Daddy has now also said he would like to come over to the UK and visit us at some point in the next year - do I let him stay at in my home - will it have a negative affect on the children?

can you help me?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Relationship
Expert:  psychlady replied 3 years ago.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

This wasn't very helpful - I am concerned about the affect of any of this on my children - I don't see my actions as being 'overwhelminly protective' as you put it. I believe putting my children first would make me a good mother.

 

I am happy to put dating on hold if the children will be negatively affected by it - as for being unfair to a potential date - they are not my priority - my children are. You have made no reference to how children of this age could be affected - if at all?

 

And you have not helped at all regarding their father coming to visit. Perhaps you are not the right person to help me at this time.

 

I am also concerned that you do not know how to spell paedophile.

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