Kids of divorce and dating
” This question comes up quite often for soon-to-be divorcees.
And, the simple answer should always be: “Not until your divorce is final.” But, life is rarely simple.
The issue of dating arises in every session of “Co-parenting After Divorce” I facilitate.
My view is that parents must do everything possible to mitigate the effects of the divorce on their children. This article will help you successfully navigate the divorce-after-dating process. They know intuitively if something is going on between two adults that is more than friendship.
Divorcing clients are often lonely and stressed out, and they may be longing to meet someone new, feel desirable again, and just have fun.
So, many clients decide that just one date can’t hurt.
No divorce story is pretty, but there are rare exceptions.
I’m sure you have lots of divorce stories if you are on this site!
There is also a list of questions at the end of this article to ask yourself before introducing a new person to your children. When in session with me, this is how the seven-year-old boy reacted to meeting his mom’s “friend”: This child had only been aware of his parents’ final decision to divorce for four or five months, and yet he was already confronted with one of his greatest fears.