Friedman also recommends that parents who are newly divorced and dating find a “divorce posse.” She says, “My son, especially, voiced how good he felt when he met other friends whose parents were also divorced.” Dr.Joy Browne, a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally syndicated radio host, agrees with Friedman.
First year after divorce Let’s see what psychologists say about this. if new relationships are being built during a first year after divorce they have no prospect for a future.
What makes dating even more terrifying is the thought of teenagers in my house who will judge me. How can this be that I’m turning into a giddy teenager again? Apparently, instead of looking for my parents’ approval, this time I will be looking for my kids’ approval? Is there are best practice for introducing kids to a parent’s new boyfriend or girlfriend?
I actually have someone I am interested in at work, and he recently friended me on Facebook. What should I do if my kids don’t approve or push back?
"Too many parents attempt to communicate through their children," Neuman says, "which causes undue emotional stress on them and forces them to negotiate a situation their own parents could not handle.
Email is an excellent tool nowadays to communicate with your ex-spouse.