Talking to your kids about your dating life after divorce can be an excruciating task.Awkward, embarrassing, and uncomfortable are some of the words people use to describe these conversations.
What are the signs that the kids are ready to handle a new relationship?
Or, perhaps, will your relationship be somewhere in between? ’ Meanwhile, they had been begging me to have him sleepover. I actually ended up sleeping in my son’s bed with him, and let my boyfriend take my bed! I realize that is the ultimate extreme of being overprotective, but I have seen the other extreme countless times—the mom (or dad) who lets a boyfriend/girlfriend of 2 weeks practically move in, and the selfishness and stupidity of it really makes me cringe.
The first night my boyfriend ever spent the night at my house while my kids were there was about two years into the relationship. There are many factors to take into account when it comes to dating after divorce with kids and sleepovers: In my opinion, the time after your divorce is a time in your life to be very unselfish in certain aspects and really focus on your kids.
I felt like he should have just kept it quiet for at least 6 months, but he didnt want to 'betray' them.
Im in the process of getting both kids into therapy over the whole divorce(we were married for 10 years). Id really like to keep seeing the man I was beginning a great relationship with ( hes willing to wait) but I just dont know how to integrate him into my life...