When you’re first dating all you need to say is that you’re going out with a friend. If you’re getting to the point when it’s time for your kids to meet this new partner, create a scene for success. Say that you’d like them to meet this special friend (they should know the person’s name by now).
Community Q&A It can be hard to date as a single mother.
It is even harder letting the “man of your dreams” know this.
One of the most common questions divorced parents ask me is: When should I introduce my new partner to my children?
My best answer is to take your time dating after divorce and don’t introduce your new love to your kids if you are dating casually.
Beware of letting yourself think that finding a new spouse will make your family “whole” again.
Remarriage based on that agenda often has more “holes” than “wholes.” Keep in mind that children typically accept dad’s dating more than mom’s dating.
She looked right at me and laughed, “Give it 10 years, you’ll have lots of company.” She was right.
While I’ve since married a great guy, I’m watching many now-divorced parents navigate blossoming relationships.
A child’s usual reaction to mom or dad’s first date is a negative one.
Rushing into dating after a divorce threatens a child’s world.
Most middle-years children need some time to adjust to their parents' separation before their mother or father begins having new romantic interests.