Parent starts dating again
Note to readers– Many of you who read this blog are adults who have been through the experience of dealing with your parents dating and remarrying.
These “considerations” do not mean you should not date- or even keep it secret, it merely means that you need to be “considerate” to the adult children’s own process.
Keep in mind that this relationship was only possible due to a loss-a loss for your children that is not eradicated by your new relationship.
Clémentine Lalande, Co-CEO at Once dating, says it’s ultimately a personal decision.
‘Answering as a parent myself, with my children being a big part of my life, it wouldn’t be something I could hide.
‘Guilty for moving on, for even thinking about dating, for potentially bringing someone new into our lives, the usual parental guilt.’ Sex and relationship therapist Lianne Young, from House of Ardent, said that while its usual to feel that way – don’t.
‘Becoming a single parent does not make you any different from any other single person out there.
It is not intended to substitute for professional, personalized therapy.
If something you read here evokes a strong response that hinders your ability to cope with life, please seek professional help.
Never assume your adult children feel the same way you are about your dating.
Don’t even assume all your kids will feel the same way.
Now you find yourself sleepless, flushed, and unable to think of anything else.