Dating and Divorce

I need to get on with my life and want to start dating. What should I do to protect my children?

If your divorce is ongoing, it's best to hold off on dating. Put your children first. Remember that they are already upset, confused and perhaps angry. Adding a new person to this dynamic in the middle of a divorce could have traumatic effects on your children's lives.

You have a lot to deal with going through the process of a divorce with children and property issues. Don't add to an already complicated situation. Focus your energies on your children and on helping them through the process rather than satisfying your socialization needs by going out on dates. There will be plenty of time to begin new relationships after you have closed this chapter of your life.