One year ago, I asked you, readers, to please explain: How do you tell your child(ren) that you’re dating?
I was still in the innocent world of a second grader when I put that question to you. But that’s another post altogether.) This purpose of this post is to introduce you to Phil, a very articulate single dad reader who often comments here.
Most middle-years children need some time to adjust to their parents' separation before their mother or father begins having new romantic interests.
In general, a good guideline is about a six-month wait from the time you separate from your spouse to the time you start to date, although dating will often occur sooner.
"In my coaching practice, I suggest that single moms do the inside work to get really clear about their wants, needs, values and beliefs and get in touch with their intuition," says Kerri Zane, single-mom lifestyle expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One.