Children of divorce dating
Children bond easily, and may fantasize that the parent will marry the new partner.
After all, this is the model of relationship that the child knew before the divorce.
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.Moreover, if custody or parenting schedule issues are unresolved, the non-dating parent might seek to demonstrate that the other parent’s introduction of a new partner is not in the children’s best interests and should result in a change of custody or a parenting schedule change.Finally, if the new partner has children, the demands of those children can further reduce the child’s needed time with his or her biological parent.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.Dating and new relationships can be complicated, but appropriately integrating children into a new relationship is even more of a challenge. From what I have observed, most people introduce the children to their dating partners far too soon after the new relationship begins.