Talking children dating after divorce
My own story is that I also divorced and have 2 boys ages 8 and 12. When we left my verbally abusive husband, my oldest son cried that he never wanted to see him again and wanted God to bring him a new daddy.
So when I met what I thought was the perfect new daddy, both my boys protested that they didn't want me to date anyone.
The only thing worse than being married to him was trying to get away.I pretty much called it quits because I realized I wasnt ready and couldnt handle how uspet it made my kids.No matter how much I told them I am still their mom, no matter what, and they come first, etc.Right now we have a great situation where we all communicate well with each other and live well together. I have cared for kids in our child care whose parents divorced while in my care. My friend did not let her dates meet her children until they were in a serious relationship because she didn't want men coming in and out of her three children's lives. I've been divorced for 15 years and re-married my high school sweetheart just two years after my divorce.As long as the parents don't have a boyfriend or girlfriend, the kids really think that their parents will get back together. I suggest reading books from the library about this topic which is very common. My daughter is now graduating from HS and tells me that she still has a secret wish that she had one family.