How to talk to kids about dating after divorce
Take things slowly and give everyone the time they need to adjust to this new world of dating after divorce.How long after my divorce should I wait before I begin 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?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.
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.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.Just as you like to spend time with your special friends, I also want some time to be with my friends."With pre-teens and young teens (11-14) you can broach the topic of dating after the divorce. I'm wondering how you feel about me starting to date." Note: This does not mean that you are asking your child's permission to date. You are simply initiating discussion that is likely to be ongoing.This is a good time to reassure your child that even though you are beginning to go out on dates, you will still always reserve time for just the two of you.