Children after divorce dating
Time has to be given to the transition of adjusting to this new person.
In general, all kids wanted the new partner to take interest in their life, however, teens want it played out very different than younger children.
Keep the dating scene away from the kids for a while. Make sure there is something forming before you introduce your kids to the revolving door of dates.
The stress of the divorce can often leave a parent distant and moody.
A 17 year old boy said, “they have a responsibility to develop the relationship after they know the relationship with the parent is going to go somewhere”.
In essence, he is asking that the new partner not commit to building a relationship with him until he is sure he is going to be sticking around for a while. 7: Don’t discount the previous marriage - Several kids commented on the fact that the immediate replacement of a partner by one of their parents made them feel that their parent’s marriage didn’t mean anything.
Teens are not interested in the new partner giving parenting advice unless they are solicited.
New partners need to learn to ask questions, show interest in the things they do but don’t give advice.
Children of divorced parents definitely have something to say about their parents dating again after divorce.