On theother hand, casually introducing Sally or Pete at a huge Christmas party might not give kids a true senseof how important the relationship really is.
If you’re separated but not divorced, dating is a tricky subject.
Some relationship experts counsel never dating while separated but not divorced.
While it’s true that you do need to be extra mindful of your needs and motivations, dating while separated isn’t impossible.
On one hand, it’s natural to want to find companionship and move on from your marriage.
On the other hand, you’re still legally married and some ties are still there.
Gary Neuman agrees that casually introducing every date to a kid is a bad idea; equally wrong, he believes, is minimizing the importance of a new love interest.
Children who "discover" that their parents are in loveoften feel betrayed when the situation reveals itself.
It’s normal to feel lonely and vulnerable after a divorce, but that isn’t a reason to rush into a new relationship. If you’re just looking for someone to fill the gap left by your ex, you won’t make the best choices for yourself.
If you genuinely like someone, that’s a great reason to date them.
He once waited up for her when she was out on a date and asked, "How did it go? Later, the two discussed her difficulty ending the relationship.
The child urged herto say goodbye to the man she'd been seeing, and Eva is now moving toward doing so, in part because she was so impressed with her son's observations.
But when she referred to their father as someone who was dating, the children were quick to insist that she was wrong."Daddy told us he won't date until we're in college," they declared.