Dating after divorce with children
She didn’t understand why Baylie didn’t share her enthusiasm for Kevin because he was so perfect for their family.
As Caroline spoke, disappointment was apparent in her voice: “Kevin’s just so ideal for our family and I can really be myself with him. I figured that Baylie would like him because he’s a lot of fun and I was blindsided when she started complaining about him.” During our second session, I asked Caroline if she had thought through any disadvantages of introducing her daughter Baylie to Kevin so soon.
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.
Rather than planning a long visit, it’s best to have a brief, casual meeting with few expectations.
Another important consideration when introducing your kids to a new love interest is their age.
Do you want your teenager to model their behavior after you?
If so, you owe it to yourself and your kids to build new relationships thoughtfully.
Waiting to introduce your kids to a love interest will pay off for everyone in the long run.Let your children know that you have an abundance of love to go around.It’s crucial that you assure your kids that your partner will not replace their other parent or change your relationship with them.Adopt realistic expectations about your children’s acceptance of your new partner.Just because you are enthralled with this person, it doesn’t mean that your kids will share your enthusiasm.