Dating after divorce with young children
It’s because I did exactly what experts recommend: take it slow, not force a new guy on the kids and follow their lead. We were hiking through Cranbrook on a sunny Saturday and I squirmed as he spoke the words. So you can imagine my surprise that they’re ready to create our own version of the before I am. Two-plus years out of a bad marriage, I’m in no rush to find husband No. When I do take that step, I want to be certain it’s a lifelong, healthy relationship that’s good for me and good for my three kids.
Surprisingly, younger kids are “more resilient,” says Dr. For stability and trust, don’t march a bunch of dates before your kids – and if you do, understand that tweens, teens and adolescents are likely to take break-ups harder than little ones.While my younger son envelopes Dan with hugs, belly-punches and eager exclamations of love, my elder son is more cautious.Dan respected his sensitivity, approaching him with conversation or a board game as a way to grow close.“Take each child’s temperament into consideration and developmental age,” says Spector.