Going through divorce dating kids
Even so, the presence of someone new, particularly when paraded in front of the spouse and/or children, can enrage the soon-to-be ex, and also create the suspicion that the relationship began as an “affair” before the separation.
The innocent new friend can be deposed by the other side’s lawyer (that is, asked questions that are taken under oath and recorded by a stenographer or even videotaped) and subpoenaed to testify at trial.
Pay attention to your own emotions, and ask yourself why you want to start dating again.
If you are trying to fill the hole left by your spouse, dating right now won’t be a healthy option.
Your children probably won’t respond enthusiastically the first time that they meet your new partner.
They may express anger and frustration in different forms like acting out in front of your new partner or even giving you the silent treatment.
A divorce is disorienting to children, and they need stability.
You don’t want to be grieving over the loss of your old relationship while you are trying to foster a new one.As you move forward, listen to their feelings, and express your own.As far as what you should tell your children about your dating life depends on how old they are.Some might be ready to date right away while for others it might take years before they feel ready to even contemplate the thought of it.Just because it happened one way for a friend doesn’t mean it will for you.