When to start dating after divorce with kids
Don’t fight your gut instinct about someone you are dating, especially when this new person may impact not only your life, but the lives of your children.” About Woll & Woll, P.
We applaud parents who are striving to maintain their child-centered divorce even when they’ve started dating again.
“Once kids hit their pre-teen years, they do not want to feel their parent is carrying on a secret part of life.
Keep the conversation and amount of information shared age appropriate in terms of what children are told about the new someone in your life.” “A parent’s reaction and behavior toward the ex’s dating can directly impact children and how they feel about the new relationship,” Woll said.
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Make sure your past is legitimately in the past, so you don’t end up choosing the wrong kinds of people again and again for the wrong reasons.
Wait until you know this is a very special friend worthy of their attention. Make sure you remind your children that no one will ever replace their real” Mom or Dad (unless you are justified in doing so).
Are you feeling clear and complete regarding your divorce?
Are you emotionally comfortable and ready to move on?
Both you — and your children — will benefit from your thoughtfulness in this regard.
Q: How long should you wait before introducing your “dates” to your children?