Dating after divorse
If you need a reminder about what to expect at each developmental stage have a look here When talking with young children (infants and toddlers) describe the person you are seeing as a friend. I'll be back soon."With preschoolers (ages 3-5) still describe the person you will be going out with as as friend. You will likely want to have a more in-depth conversation about dating.For example, "I'm going to have dinner with a man/woman that I met at work.This is obviously a very personal decision with no one right answer.Know yourself, know your children and ask yourself this key question: Is this a decision I think is best for my children, or am I reacting out of guilt or fear?When it comes to dating after divorce, parents are in the driver's seat.
It takes anywhere from 1-3 years for individuals to emotionally recover from divorce.
Children deserve to be comfortable and safe in their own home.
On the other hand, you should not be asking permission from your child to date someone. Putting your child in the role of parental decision maker is not healthy for either of you.
If your answer is the latter, you may want to address these powerful and often destructive emotions before making a final decision about dating after divorce.
When should I introduce my new partner to my children?