Consider the amount of time since your divorce, the age of your children, and the level of commitment to your partner.
Waiting to introduce your kids to a love interest will pay off for everyone in the long run.
I’ve witnessed many new relationships go sour when a partner is introduced to children too quickly.
It can cause anguish for everyone – especially children who are probably holding on to the idea that their parents will eventually get back together.
One of the most common questions divorced parents ask me is: When should I introduce my new partner to my children?
My best answer is to take your time dating after divorce and don’t introduce your new love to your kids if you are dating casually.
Some kids express anger or defiance and may even threaten to move out – or go to live with their other parent full-time.They had been dating for a little over two months and she was head over heels in love with him.But she began questioning their relationship when her daughter Baylie, age eight, starting complaining about Kevin coming over – especially when his nine-year-old son, Ryan, came along for the visit.Rather than planning a long visit, it’s best to have a brief, casual meeting with few expectations.Another important consideration when introducing your kids to a new love interest is their age.