Cindi - posted on 02/01/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )
I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 2 years. I was divorced in Dec. 2014 (separated for 2 years prior to that). His divorce proceedings began when his ex filed for divorce in February of 2014. They have had 2 rounds of mediation and he always describes the result as "productive, but not much got accomplished." I helped him through a cancer surgery in October 2015 (I was with his 2 sisters and son at the hospital throughout his ordeal), celebrated Thanksgiving with my 5 kids and 2 of his 3 kids (his other son didn't come home for the holiday due to his work schedule) and his ex knows he is dating me. Our lives are not fully integrated though (I haven't met his parents or his other 2 siblings, some of his friends, etc.) and it's bothering me. He says he cannot be "fully into" our relationship until he is "out of " the other. My kids like him, we get along very well, and we love each other.
Am I being foolish for continuing to date him exclusively and being committed to him? What is the best way to "date" in this situation? I am in uncharted waters! Thanks, in advance, for any responses!