Post-divorce can be extremely stressful on anyone, especially with kids. There are a few ways in which post-divorcees can still thrive, despite a bump in the road. First, they should make time for themselves, or even time for their dating lives without their kids. They can also be cautious of their dates and the way that their dates may manage their own children, or themselves in general. If your new significant other has children, it is also important to discuss your roles with them and how you should behave around their kids. Finally, as with any relationship, it is recommended to make time to get to know each other and to do nice things for each other.
- Single parents who date should try to make time for dates alone with each other, and should try to be as positive as possible.
- One of the most important things is to continue learning new things about each other.
- Single parents dating other single parents know a lot of the same struggles and hassles, and so they know just which small acts of kindness can help a lot.
“Even people who have been together for 20 years regularly learn things and grow and change and long term relationships could really benefit from having regular space and time to learn about each other anew and with a fresh set of eyes.”