Helping children cope with dating after divorce

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Next, the setting and length of the first introduction is crucial to success.

Meeting in an informal setting may help your kids feel more relaxed.

Truth be told, younger children (under age 10) may feel confused, angry, or sad because they tend to be possessive of their parents.

Children between the ages 5 and 10 were more possessive of their mother than older children.

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.

The parent can explain that people adjust differently, and that it is time for him or her to meet and go out with new people, even though the other parent may not be ready to begin another relationship. Children may feel the parent-child relationship doesn’t give parents the opportunity to do all the activities that adults like to do.

It’s important to keep on reminding children that friends and new partners do not replace the love between a parent and a child. Children may feel their parents may get back together again.

10 Things To Consider When Divorced Parents Start Dating Again Children have mixed emotions about their parents’ new relationships.

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