Dating a divorced parent
She found that the young children she studied worried about how their parent’s dating process was going to affect them.
Children between the ages 5 and 10 were more possessive of their mother than older children.
Dating after divorce - even the words fill some divorced parents with dread.
The idea of getting back into the dating scene after years being married is daunting at best.
Tread carefully when introducing children to your new partner.
Klungness recommends that any new relationship should be exclusive for several months (that is, a serious relationship and not a casual affair) before they are introduced to the children.
Balancing the emotions of your children with the excitement of a new, positive, relationship will help smooth the transition into single-parent dating.
This may be because of the diverted attention in the wake of limited time together due to custody issues.