Divorce telling kids dating
3: Be sensitive to blending families - Blending families after divorce can be very difficult.Not only is the parent expecting their children to adjust to this new adult but they often have their own children, too.
They not only experience the adjustments to this new person but they may also develop feelings or a connection that will be devastating to them if they, too, go away like their mother or father did.
Children of divorced parents definitely have something to say about their parents dating again after divorce.
I interviewed several children of divorced parents and they, without hesitation, had some things to say.
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.They were certainly not comfortable when the parent compared the new partner with their divorced spouse.