But I would never make a man I am dating feel like he is second place to them. You need to accept that you do not, under any circumstances, deserve divided attention.I feel your pain and frustration, and I am fully validating your complaints. You are 100 percent entitled to the undivided attention of a man when you are with him, and even more so if you are to become his wife.A woman in a similar situation as yours once described her relationship with the man she was dating: “He goes running when his married kids call like a parent when his infant cries.” And as bizarre as it sounds, the grown children in these situations, who may have families of their own, feed into their father’s driven need to be there for them the moment they call him.
Not to justify negative conduct, but you need to understand that these men are in no enviable position.
They oftentimes struggle with major guilt of possibly not having been in the lives of their children while they were growing up, and they sometimes feel that they must go overboard just to make up for lost time.
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You should expect nothing less than being first place in your husband’s life.
But it sounds like there is an even bigger problem here.I’m a middle-aged woman dating a man close to my age.We are different in certain ways, but get along otherwise.But this should not be tolerated if it becomes a habit. In almost every situation like this, it rarely changes or gets better.Even if you talk to him about it, and he promises you that you really are first in his life or that he will work on it, the fact remains that your potential marriage is now being previewed to you on a large, easy-to-watch, full-color screen.Based on how he has demonstrated his behavior, it looks like the man already designated your makom kavuah in his life.