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.
To help make the transition from mommy or daddy to date, lover, boyfriend or girlfriend, stop thinking of yourself as just a parent, and start thinking of yourself as an attractive, devastatingly sexy single.
To help boost your confidence, take more care with your appearance than you might be in the habit of doing.
Trying to compete with children for their dad’s affection is a catastrophic strategy that will end in tears – yours.
I once had a blossoming relationship go pear-shaped when the new lady in my life, who’d never had children, got in a strop because I was taking too long to show one of my sons how to use a whipper-snipper and we were late for a brunch date.
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You are a vibrant, energetically alive adult who deserves to have a social life.It was of no consequence whether we were tucking into eggs benedict at 11 or 11.30, but she interpreted my concern for my son as disregard for her.I saw her irritability as evidence that she was a narcissistic psycho. You wouldn’t want to go out with a man who put you before the needs of his kids.To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.You can read more on this subject at Co-Parenting 101.
All it requires to successfully date a dad is to follow a few simple protocols and have a bit of patience.