When did you move in together? Blending families

posted 4 months ago in Relationships
Post # 2
7775 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had a 4 year old daughter from my previous marriage and he had no kids when we started dating. We had dated a year before we moved in together. My daughter adored him and he and my ex husband got along well and it was all very amicable.  She is 16 now and so he’s raised her for the last 12 years and we now have 2 more daughters together. I think that each situation is different and depends on the dynamics of the situation. Do the kids like each other? Does your daughter like him?

Post # 3
922 posts
Busy bee

We waited a year. My kids were 8 and 10 and his daughter was 17. 

Post # 4
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

He had no kids, my daughter was 12. We moved in together after 2 years. 

Post # 5
119 posts
Blushing bee

I have a 6 year old son.  My fiancé is pretty traditional and won’t move in until we’re married.  He won’t even spend the night when my son is here!  I think it’s sweet though.

So he will move in after we’re married in September which will be 1 year and 8 months into our relationship.

Post # 6
3860 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I have 2 kids, he doesn’t have any. He moved in after 1 year of dating, but also after discussing extensively that we saw the relationship heading toward marriage. The kids were 11 and 14 when he moved in. We got married a year later. It has been wonderful having him here! 

Post # 7
1449 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI

We waited 2 years.  My kids were older 9, 13, 14.  My youngest was 4.  We kept an open dialogue about if it was okay with them. They have always been supportive and they like him. I think we could have proceeded sooner, but my fiancé wanted to wait a little longer.  But in his defense moving in with 4 kids when have been a bachelor for 40 years is a big step.  It’s been almost a year and he’s doing great.  So are the kids. 

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