'We are not a same-sex couple, but we do share a daughter:' Man's blended-family post goes viral

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'We are not a same-sex couple, but we do share a daughter:' Man's blended-family post goes viral

Dylan Lenox shared a photo of him and his fiance's ex-husband in a heartwarming photo with their shared daughter on Facebook and it quickly went viral.

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Rasha Ali, USA TODAY Published 12:32 p.m. ET Jan. 23, 2019
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A 5-year-old Texas girl is getting so much love from her dads, who aren't in a same-sex relationship by the way.

The girl, who goes by Princess Willow, was on her way to a father-daughter dance when her mom, Sarah Megnon, snapped a photo of her being kissed on each cheek by her dad, David Lewis, and her soon-to-be stepfather, Dylan Lenox.

Lewis, Megnon's ex-husband, and Lenox, her fiance, came together for a touching photo to show how they're working out the whole blended-family thing. Spoiler alert: They're working it out just great.

Lenox uploaded the photo in a Facebook post and explained the love each person in the family feels for the others.

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"We have molded ourselves into one unique family, of only for the sake of our children to know the power of love," Lenox wrote. "Not only did I gain a daughter, I gained a brother and a best friend."

The fiance went on to add that as a family, they've decided to eschew the "norm" that parents are supposed to have hatred and bitterness toward their exes.

Be strict about bedtime. A study published in 2013 in the journal Pediatrics found that seven-year-olds who had irregular bedtimes had more behavioral problems than did those with consistent bedtimes. And the longer the lack of a strict bedtime went on, the worse the problems became. If you work outside the home, it's tempting to keep kids up to have more time with them. But as much as possible, stay the course—even if that means you sometimes miss lights out. "We all make sacrifices," says Heather Taylor, Ph.D., a psychologist at the Morrissey-Compton Educational Center, in Redwood City, California. "Call or video-chat to say good night. Just be part of the routine."

"When we care more about our children (on both sides of the party) than the way society has taught us to be towards (ex's/baby mommas/daddys) then walls will fall, life will be free of hatred and remorse, and our children will conquer the foolish "norms" that media has shoved in our faces," Lenox continued.

The post has since gone viral, having been shared 128,000 times at the time of writing and the comments were nothing short of supportive.

"Wow this is truly amazing for once adults that put their daughter first and make it about her and not themselves. It's not strange it's amazing!" wrote one Facebook user.

Lenox also made sure to let everyone know that his new brother and best friend is also single. Just in case anyone was interested.

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