Divorce Part III
- Create rules to protect your child during new relationships. After a divorce, you may be ready to start dating again or even remarry.
- Children can have a difficult time adjusting to the idea that their parents are dating again. It’s not easy for them to see you with a new partner, and their feelings may be hurt. They may begin to act out, question you, or avoid the new partner.
- It’s important not to force a child to have a relationship with your new partner. Children may need more time to handle these types of situations.
- You also don’t want to force your child to call the new partner mother or father. Your child may not be ready for this type of label. Instead, your new partner can earn the title over time.