Many fathers find that they have to reestablish their relationships with their children after the divorce.
You have to find a way to navigate not only your children’s feeling about the divorce (which could range from fear to hurt to rage), but you will also have to find a way to parent them as a single dad.
After all, if her beloved dad does it, it has to be okay, right?
It’s easy to see how harmful this type of discourse might be to your children, even if you think it’s just innocent joking. Spend some time getting reacquainted with your kids.
When asked what she wishes her mom would do differently while dating, Rachel, a smart young graduate student, replied, “I wish she would recognize her own impulsivity and emotional rollercoaster.
She does and says things without recognizing that to some extent our whole family is dating this guy.
To this end, try doing things out of your ‘type’ and dating women you wouldn’t normally go for. Your kids should never be introduced to anyone who you are not serious about, even if it just a causal meal or a passing introduction.