Single mother and dating

Monica - posted on 05/28/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Has anyone had to deal with starting to date again? How have you handled your childrens reactions? My youngest is not handling me dating well at all. Any suggestions.


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I have a two year old, so he's fairly indifferent to me dating; however, my boyfriend has a 7 year old daughter. Since we both have kids I think it makes things a little easier, but to them we are just friends. We had quite a while of dating with just the two of us before meeting the kids (we would go out once a week while they were with the other parent), but after that we tried to make it more of a play date for them than us. After 4 months with kids now, his daughter is just now starting to ask her dad if he likes me like a girlfriend type of thing. We don't do anything in front of them, we simply act like friends. The transition seems to be working well. Although I'm sure it will be different depending on the age and understanding of the kids.

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