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When a divorced parent starts dating

When a parent begins dating, these negative feelings can be intensified for the child.

As frustrating as this can be, your son's behavior is quite natural. If he's just gotten used to you and his father not being married, he might now fear that a stepparent will further complicate things and take up your time.

There's also the issue of territory — it's his house, you're his mom, this date is not his dad.

• Give your children time to adjust to their new situation.

Sometimes parents try to take care of their own feelings of loss by dating shortly after beginning to live apart, but this is one of those times when considering the needs of your children should be a priority.

Traditionally men view the introduction of children to be a big step.

When you have talked about exclusivity and are both sure you share the same vision for the future of your relationship, then you can introduce the kids.

Below are some general considerations for how to introduce a new significant relationship to your children.