Dating after divorce - even the words fill some divorced parents with dread.
i can't help but feel that in some ways my dad moving on so quickly is disrespectful to my mom's memory, but i don't want to hurt his feelings either. Oh wow, that does seem like he started dating quickly...
At just 2 months, I wonder how fair it is to that woman, as it seems doubtful your father even had time to fully grieve the loss of your mother yet. while your father has every right to do what he needs to do in order to get through this, I also believe you do as well.
There are many things to consider when making the choice to begin dating after your divorce.
Here are a few of the questions that parents ask: Regarding Your Children How do I explain my dating to my children?
Barbara Brooks expected her adult kids, Amy and Bryan (names have been changed), to be happy for her.
After all, they were the ones who had fixed her up with Gerald, a fellow divorcé and a friend’s uncle, because they didn’t want her to be lonely.
But when the relationship “took” and Barbara announced that she and Gerald were getting married after three years of dating, the kids went bonkers.
“You’re our family,” Amy, then 25, yelled at her mother over the phone.
my mom passed away from cancer at age 52 in late April 2014.
she was my best friend and it was an awful couple of years seeing her hurting and in so much pain. well, he started 'seeing' someone about 2 months after my mom passed.
And, given that boomer divorce rates are on the rise, increasing numbers of parents are likely to experience disapproval from their adult kids when Cupid’s arrows land.