It was an absolute train wreck from the onset, and we just couldn't get Julia to see what effect it was having on her daughter.
So, go slowly, and make sure that this new woman is a bona fide keeper before introducing your children. The most important thing is that I KNOW I consider the relationship a long-term thing and I'm secure it will be that, and I've already communicated this with her and she feels the same way.
My business partner died of a virulent form of cancer when he was 41, leaving a wife and four-year-old daughter.
Because his wife worried about being alone, she started dating this guy within a month of her husband's death.
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