Follow this guide to dating as a single parent, and you’ll be well on your way.Talk about the new partner a lot before the introduction.
She advises against having a new boyfriend or girlfriend spend the night when older children are present.
For children of all ages, it’s important for parents to provide them with the opportunity to “grieve the loss of the family,” Blackwell said.
So how do you know when you are ready for a new romantic relationship?
“When you’re no longer angry, when you begin to accept and recognize your responsibility for the (previous) relationship falling apart,” said Blackwell.
Let the kids know you’ve been dating for a while, that you think he or she is great, and just let them get used to the idea that this person exists before they are subjected to meeting him or her.