Parents with children dating
Of course, this all depends on the strength of the relationship, the age of the child, and dozens of other factors.In general, though, if the kid and the ex-partner were close, then parents should do what they can to make it easy for their child to stay connected.
Hadfield figures that no matter how difficult it can seem, it is likely better for kids to still have contact with their parents’ romantic partners even after the romance ends.Lately, I’ve noticed a pattern of serial romantic relationships among friends who are dating online.They meet, and a few months later, introduce their new partner to their kids.In truth, most ex-lovers are not going to want the contact.
But for those who do, and feel connected, a few visits, birthday cards, and texts could make the transition a lot smoother for everyone involved. As far as entering new romantic relationships when you’re a parent, there seem to be two competing ideas about how to handle telling the kids.
Parents who get into these relationships may have very different expectations for how things should be than the men and women who they’re bringing home.