I have been divorced for about three years. I have two teenagers: 13 a son and 15 a daughter. They both live with me, although their father lives in the next town and my son often stays with him. I have just started to date someone.
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Introducing Your New Partner To Your Kids: Take Your Time
Separation or divorced parents eventually consider how soon they want to begin dating and what they are looking for in a new mate. As well the parent will want to consult and establish with their co-parent regarding agreed upon interactions with dating partners children alone time, spending the night, dating partner driving children, etc. This can determine how the child will react to the parent dating. Research suggests how children in general are affected by parental dating after separation or divorce.