Divorce dating when to introduce kids
Obviously the time needed to heal is different for everyone.Some professionals suggest waiting a year after the divorce before dating.With teens (15-20) it is important to be honest about your actions. It's been long enough after the divorce that I am ready to meet some new people.I'm wondering how you feel about that." Since your teens are also likely dating, it is important to talk with them about how it may be awkward to have a parent dating at the same time. How will my children be affected by my decision to date?Dating after divorce - even the words fill some divorced parents with dread.The idea of getting back into the dating scene after years being married is daunting at best.
This is obviously a very personal decision with no one right answer.
This roller coaster ride is hard enough for adults. The other side of this is that children are often not all that nice to people their parents are dating.
And why would you want to expose your new friend to that?
But, we humans are instinctively drawn to partnering up.
So chances are very good that sooner or later you (along with nearly every other divorced parent) will be dipping your toe into the waters of dating after divorce.