Children and dating after divorce

Yes, you love your children,and you also need to do what is best for you.

Just keep the lines of communication open and your happiness will benefit the kids in the long run!

Your oldest child may be supportive while a younger one will be less then happy about it.

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It’s best to be honest about your feelings regarding bringing another potential partner into your life.

But be very sensitive about their emotions on this topic.

Hopefully you have been candid and gentle with your children during the process of It's always best if both parents are able to collectively communicate the changes in family structure to the children.

If the kids know what is going on, based on their individual ages and ability to understand the dynamics, then they are more prone to being supportive and understanding themselves.

Let your children know you’re healing, feeling better about yourself and are now ready to explore meeting new friends.

Remind them how much you love them, how important they are in your life, and that dating has nothing to do with replacing them – ever!By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT We all know divorce creates havoc in any family’s life, especially when children are involved. It’s a time to be very gentle, both with yourself as well as with your children.Chances are, you made a considerable emotional investment in your marriage.Chances are if the kids feel emotionally supported and get special time with you for themselves they will be happy to see you having special "adult" time for yourself.So your first priority is to keep the kids feeling attended to and make sure they have their emotional needs met through your attention to them.The responsibility is on the parents to prepare the kids for each new change that happens as a result of the The best course of action would be to talk to the kids before the date and explain to them that you are needing new friends and new people for grown up "playdates".