Their parents dating
In general, if you have split relatively recently from you ex, then you need to tread still more carefully with your children.
There is a greater risk that they will come out with something like: “But I’ve already got a mum/a dad. ” Younger children tend to view any changes in their world as somewhat threatening, so they will often fear that their parent will have less time for them or that they will become less central to your existence.
At the least they should know if you are looking for a new relationship.
This reduces the subsequent potential for conflict and for jealous feelings on your children’s part.
Just because they are your parents and you don’t agree with them, that doesn’t make them dumb.
But there is an entire additional level of stress when, for some reason, you discover d put strain on your home life.
When you discover your parents strongly disapprove of your bf/gf, your first inclination will be to pull away from them and continue your dating relationship behind their back. Never secretly date someone your parents don’t want you to date.
‘Four children and two dogs are looking for a daddy!
’ might be a bit too upfront, as would, “My wife has disappeared off the scene, so now I need a new mother for the triplets.” Nicole Schiller advises Parship members to consider whether they’re looking for a new mother or father for their children or for a partner for themselves.
At the very latest this should be when you feel that a durable relationship is in view.