Dating during divorce effects children
When things fall apart in a marriage, apart from the partners it can be particularly hard on the children who will invariably face its aftermath for all of their adult life.
A reality so well portrayed in the 1979 film that had Meryll Streep and Dustin Hoffman in the lead.
I have watched this closely the last few months as some very good friends of ours have been separated and preparing for divorce.
And even through attempts at reconciliation through family counseling, the children have suffered.
They are unsure what will happen to them, despite assurances from parents.
I certainly cannot condemn a parent who is no longer committed to her marriage for wanting to be in the company of another.
Nor am I suggesting that a divorced parent observe a particular time of abstinence from dating after the divorce is final.
Learn how children of divorce are affected by the breakup of a family and what parents can do to make the transition easier.
Their world is being turned upside down and anything that can lend some stability to their lives during this emotionally trying time is a major plus.
Seeing one's dad or mom actively dating during this trying time threatens whatever stability they are trying to hold onto.
Find out how divorced dads can cope with the new stepfather and how to keep kids feeling good about their relationship with their dad.
So, it has been a while since the divorce and you are anxious for some female companionship.