Dating after a divorce with kids
You should talk with your child about your new adult friends.Allow your youngster to express her feelings and opinions.It involves understanding and respecting your children’s needs whenever you are making decisions about your own life.
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.
Your children may view your dates as competition for your love and attention, and as a rejection of their now-absent parent.
Their fantasies of reconciliation will be damaged, and the loss of your attention can reawaken fears of abandonment.
It’s hard to definitively say why this is, but the general belief is that mom is often considered the primary caretaker and is thus expected to maintain the status quo.
Socializing with your kids included is a good way to approach the social scene.