Dating a divorced man with young children
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.What you say to your children when you begin dating after your divorce will depend largely on their age. You'll be in bed when I get home."With school-age children (6-10) you can begin to provide more information.If you need a reminder about what to expect at each developmental stage have a look here When talking with young children (infants and toddlers) describe the person you are seeing as a friend. I'll be back soon."With preschoolers (ages 3-5) still describe the person you will be going out with as as friend. You will likely want to have a more in-depth conversation about dating.But, we humans are instinctively drawn to partnering up.
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?
There are many things to consider when making the choice to begin dating after your divorce.
Here are a few of the questions that parents ask: Regarding Your Children How do I explain my dating to my children?
Regarding Your Co-Parent Do I have to tell my co-parent when I am dating?
You have no obligation to let your co-parent know about your casual dates.