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Regarding Your Co-Parent Do I have to tell my co-parent when I am dating?You have no obligation to let your co-parent know about your casual dates.On the other hand, you should not be asking permission from your child to date someone. Putting your child in the role of parental decision maker is not healthy for either of you.When it comes to dating after divorce, parents are in the driver's seat.What if my children don't like the person I am dating? On one hand, it is important for parents to listen to concerns that their children raise about new partners.
This is obviously a very personal decision with no one right answer.Dating after divorce - even the words fill some divorced parents with dread.The idea of getting back into the dating scene after years being married is daunting at best.Just as you like to spend time with your special friends, I also want some time to be with my friends."With pre-teens and young teens (11-14) you can broach the topic of dating after the divorce. I'm wondering how you feel about me starting to date." Note: This does not mean that you are asking your child's permission to date. You are simply initiating discussion that is likely to be ongoing.This is a good time to reassure your child that even though you are beginning to go out on dates, you will still always reserve time for just the two of you.