Rest assured, these 10 lessons can get you through the end of your marriage, both financially and emotionally.1.It may take a long time to recover—and that's okay.
It's common for children to experience jealousy when a parent begins dating.
Children between the ages of 5 and 10 may be especially possessive of a mother who begins dating, according to Missouri
Some children aren't sure how to feel about a parent's new romantic interest.
They may dislike anyone that a parent dates as a way to maintain loyalty toward the other parent.
Children are protective of their parents, no matter their — or your — age.
They tend to think no one is good enough for mom or dad, no one's motives are pure, and every new person you bring around is either a gold digger, a spendthrift or someone who will tear you away.
But it can be a good idea to conduct a new relationship in a way that will encounter the least amount of resistance. (And if you've met someone already, talk first in generalities about dating before talking about your new guy or gal.) Convey your feelings of being lonely, wanting affection and missing having a partner. When you're starting to date, mention to your kids that you might make mistakes.
You could even hint that in the absence of companionship, you might have to lean a lot more heavily on them — and you don't want to do that. You could gently remind them that they made quite a few along the way too — and that there is a skill to dating that you have to re-learn. When things start getting serious, introduce your boyfriend or girlfriend to your family in small doses and with no big fanfare.
Children experience a wide range of emotions when divorced parents begin dating.