Dating someone while going through a divorce

In fact, I'd been going about being single all wrong. When I started seeing my husband, aka the first guy I wasn't embarrassed to tell my therapist about, I was gobsmacked to realize how much I hadn't known about dating before then. He was just her type, but there was one hang-up — he was in the middle of getting a divorce.People going through divorces might be technically available, but their emotional availability is a whole other question.

Then again, as my friend pointed out, the whole legal process could take a long time, and what harm could come from getting to know someone?

There are many things to consider when making the choice to begin dating after your divorce.

Here are a few of the questions that parents ask: Regarding Your Children How do I explain my dating to my children?

What you say to your children when you begin dating after your divorce will depend largely on their age. You'll be in bed when I get home."With school-age children (6-10) you can begin to provide more information.

If you need a reminder about what to expect at each developmental stage have a look here When talking with young children (infants and toddlers) describe the person you are seeing as a friend. I'll be back soon."With preschoolers (ages 3-5) still describe the person you will be going out with as as friend. You will likely want to have a more in-depth conversation about dating.