Divorced parent and dating
Getting to know a BF/GF better shouldn’t require an overnight bag. Since meeting we have slept at the others home twice when one of us had our kids.In all fairness, the author does give a bit more thought to the disadvantages of sleepovers, all of which I completely agree. Both instances were regretful mistakes and our only consolation is they happened so early in the relationship the kids likely don’t remember. To this day we secretly wish it never had happened; because it reminds us of the failure to demonstrate the behaviors we hope to instill in them.Am I so arrogant to believe the self righteous argument used by countless parents of, ‘ will actually work and allow me to look myself in the mirror?Any perceived advantage to sleepovers is merely fabricated to sooth an otherwise guilty conscience.
Part of that process typically involves convincing ourselves it will be fun for the kids and allow them more time to know BF/GF – conveniently forgetting they will be asleep.
You should talk with your child about your new adult friends.
Allow your youngster to express her feelings and opinions.
Most middle-years children need some time to adjust to their parents' separation before their mother or father begins having new romantic interests.
In general, a good guideline is about a six-month wait from the time you separate from your spouse to the time you start to date, although dating will often occur sooner.