I just want to let you know and I want you to meet him.”I think the boys had met him already once or twice, actually, but my daughter hadn’t and she just said no.
She was really, really angry that whole year, and hardly ever called me when she heard that I was dating someone.
It was Lisa’s boyfriend who finally said enough to her ex’s harassment.
There are surely many more considerations as relates to dating and single parents, but I am hopeful that the above points will serve you as you seek other input. Let them be a resource to you when you being relating to the opposite sex.Communicate with your kids Do keep the communication open with your children and let them know what you are doing socially (in a general sense).Here’s Lisa: It was a little less than a year after I gave my ex separation papers that I started seeing my boyfriend. Then it came around to be Christmas, and we had been dating for a little over a year.The kids knew I was having dinner with a gentleman because it was a long-distance relationship and I didn’t see him that often but I didn’t have him meet the kids until almost exactly a year later. I said to the kids,“He’s going to come here this year because his kids are with his ex, and I’m having him here.Allow the child to be a child and develop in as normal a manner as they can.