Moms Talk: Dating and Kids
Today we discuss the dynamics surrounding relationships with the opposite sex in the family setting.
Last week's discussion was about divorce, and how children are affected by it, but this week we take a turn into the next step for some after divorce — dating.
When it comes to our kids, we've spent 10 months nurturing these creatures before we've even met them, and then instantly upon their arrival we love them more than we could love anything else in the universe.
The rest of our lives are spent trying to avoid hurting them in every way possible, and molding them to grow up to be the best they can possibly be. Yet having said all that, we are human beings too, and the need to be loved on an adult level isn't something that should be foregone because mom and dad aren't married anymore, is it?
At what point is it appropriate to begin dating after divorce?
When should kids become aware of their parent's dating?