How to tell your kids you are dating after divorce
Broaching the subject When is it time to delve into the facts of your past? She advises: • If you are going through a divorce, tell the person you are dating pronto.
Don't beat around the bush, and don't say you are already divorced if you are still in the process of it, as did one man Hartman dated.
The fitness-business owner says it hasn't been much of a hindrance. "At my age, a lot of the women I meet have children themselves, so it's generally a back-and-forth over each other's children," says Lee.
• Be neutral when speaking about your past partner.
"I suspected that this man wasn't over his marriage, which made sense -- after all, he wasn't even divorced yet," she says.
• More personal information, such as why the marriage failed and the nature of your relationship with your ex, should be saved for a later date when the two of you are more comfortable with each other.
So, make sure you really are ready to look to the future. Show that you've learned lessons from your previous marriage and moved on.
Assure your new partner that she or he is a priority and provides what you want and need now.