Dating with children rules
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?
It is also critical that you remain in the role of parent and not turn into your child's best friend where you each gush about your new girl or boyfriend. Every child will react in his or her own way to a parent's dating after the divorce.
And as has been stated many times on this site, knowing your child will always help you better understand what may be going on for him/her.
Take things slowly and give everyone the time they need to adjust to this new world of dating after divorce.
The idea of getting back into the dating scene after years being married is daunting at best.
For example, "I'm going to have dinner with a man/woman that I met at work.
We're going to talk for a few hours after dinner and then I'll be home. Chances are good that he or she already has a good idea of what dating is all about! For example, "I'm going out on a date with (person's name) on Friday.
Dating after divorce is as hard on kids as it is on parents.
If your children attach to every person you date, they are likely to be hurt and experience loss each time the relationship doesn't work.