A very stressful part of being a separated parent is introducing your children to a new partner.
You want very much for everyone to like and accept everyone else, and you are really not sure what you will do if this turns out not to be the case.
It is possible that you will date a number of people before finding a serious relationship.
Try not to introduce your kids to what might be a short-term partner; it will only confuse and frustrate them.
Below are some general considerations for how to introduce a new significant relationship to your children.
This is not an exhaustive list and cannot cover all the possible variables that may be true about your life.
DATING MISTAKE 1: I ignored the signs of his opinion on kids.
However the first 6 months there were a lot more hurdles to overcome, which led to the relationship breaking down.
Yes, I knew that he was divorced and had two children, but just knowing that he did want kids was to overcome the first hurdle of dating him.
TIP 1: Make sure you are both aligned to what you want.
Even though he said he wanted kids, I could tell half way through our dating that things had changed, and I ignored the signs.