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Dating as a Single Parent

Posted on in Divorce

Being divorced is a difficult transition.  It is hard to move on from the life you used to know.  But there must have been some reasons that your relationship with your spouse did not work.  And now that you are single again, there are things you can change the next time around.  And if you are a parent, there is even less opportunity to mess around and take this next step lightly.

The first consideration is to make sure that you know why you’re dating in the first place.  Having a clear purpose in your new life will help you stay on track and eliminate distractions.

But always keep in mind that you are dating again to have fun.  This is not a search for lost keys, so do not make it a job.  It should be a hobby that should be spontaneous and enjoyable.  Hobbies like learning a new language, trying new sports, and other exciting activities will put you in front of new people and new connections.

Limitations that you put on yourself can only hurt you in your adventure to find companionship.  Try to avoid putting labels or expectations on dates.  This will help you avoid a stressful experience.  Go on every date with the hope that you’ll have a nice conversation and a nice meal.

If you are ready to have fun, then you are ready to date.  Having children in the mix presents problems that must be addressed at different times.  When is it the right time to tell a date that you have kids?  While honesty is the best policy, it can be a stressful admission.  After a couple of dates, it is important that you are on the same page as your potential suitor. If your relationship gets serious, you will also have to think about introducing your significant other to your kids.

Dating after divorce is exciting.  But if you are still married, being excited about dating new people could be a sign that you should seek a divorce.  Contact a skilled divorce attorney in Lombard today.


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