If he's really put off by the idea of you dating a man other than his father, explain that you're making new friends, just like he does when he's in a new situation.Try to maintain your usual routines with your son so that your dating doesn't disrupt his day-to-day life and he still has lots of time with you.As frustrating as this can be, your son's behavior is quite natural. If he's just gotten used to you and his father not being married, he might now fear that a stepparent will further complicate things and take up your time.There's also the issue of territory — it's his house, you're his mom, this date is not his dad.It was more than a year before she was ready to date.Today, she continues to be discreet even with the twins, who are now 23, and fiercely so with Shana, who is 8. But Friedman would never kiss him in front of her children, and even though the twins are adults, she was careful they didn't see her go off to bed with him."It's still a parent-child relationship," she says.When it works out, the kids benefit from having more adults in their lives.
They meet, and a few months later, introduce their new partner to their kids.
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.
By the time a parent finds someone to commit to, they may be adamantly resistant.
Parents are entitled to a personal life, but it's best to keep it private in the beginning.
Whether we want to admit it or not, children are going to experience instability as their parents go in search of romantic partners.