If you are separated or divorced, you have likely contemplated that some day, perhaps, you will find yourself in another relationship. With the experience of marriage and children, however, you may be both daunted and terrified at the prospect of re-entering the fray. After all, you are likely older now, have more experience and many more responsibilities than you did previously. So, how do you approach the brave new world of contemplating a new partnership, with children? You may be tempted to either opt out altogether until the children leave the nest or simply throw yourself out there and see what sticks. It’s likely in your best interest, and that of your kids, to formulate a plan that makes the likelihood of success, defined as re-engaging with interesting people, not necessarily re-partnering immediately, as your goal. Teaching kids you are resilient, and using a thoughtful approach, matters to their development too.
Certified Divorce Coach, Parent Coordinator, Lawyer, Yoga Teacher, Divorced Parent