Introducing Your New Partner

Introducing Your New Partner

It’s logical to continue dating, especially after your children are grown and have their own lives. But when the time comes to introduce a date to your grown children, you need to handle the situation with care, especially if you don’t want your children to believe that you have forgotten about them.

Make sure to tell your children about the date before the meeting and make sure that they are emotionally ready for this. And don’t arrange the meeting if it’s nothing more than just a fling, as this person should be important to you and someone who you think will be around for a while.

Be prepared for some resistance from your children. Even though they are adults, they still may have trouble accepting that you have a dating life. They may feel less important to you and worry that you will forget about them. Be sure to reassure them of their place in your life and that you love them.

When the meeting occurs, make sure it’s something timed. Try bowling or game night, which will give you all something to do while getting to know one another. Also, if you keep the meeting relatively short, you protect against awkward or emotionally charged scenarios.

Don’t expect your date and children to bond right away; this will take time. Keep the introductions and conversation low-key. If the initial meeting goes well, you will create a strong base from which to build a positive relationship between your love interest and your children.

Make sure to talk to your children about how they are feeling. Don’t tell them how they should or should not feel. Instead, listen to them, and do your best to calm their worries or support them

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9 thoughts on “Introducing Your New Partner”

  • I suppose that children won’t take it so close if it’s a dad who has a new mate, though they may feel sorry for their mother. But as long as it’s mom, who gets a date, they become jealous of her, thinking that no one is good enough for her

  • why, in this case u may just slightly increase your appeal for that guy day by day ending in the fully-featured relationships 🙂 I thinks it a wayout!

  • really. children grow up and very often do not pay the due attention to their parents, do not care that much about them and do not spend as much time with them as they used to do for the kids! And now that they’re happy again kids should be happy for them! That’s the point I’d like to make clear for the children when introducing my mate (in case :))))

  • a proper conversation to your children should help. And if they love you, they will understand! The main thing is to show your children, that you still with them and that their support is vital for you!

  • I think that people don’t have to hide dates from adult children, but also shouldn’t feel obliged to share every detail of how the relationship is going on. E.g., it’s a good idea to let the children get an idea of seriousness of the relationship themselves! They will learn much!

  • mother is the most important person in everybody’s lives! So, when a woman gets a new boyfriend, it’s essential not to take a rush! What if things between her and her new boyfriend won’t work out? The child will be cut off the most needed person

  • yes, it’s better to make them – your date and children – meet taking step by step. First , talk to them, then – prepare them to the meeting, and in the end arrange for it in an easiest and relaxed way! There’s no need to make out smth too solemn

  • well I think that it’s not necessary to set your boyfriend up as your lover!!! Why not tell your children, that he’s just your good friend and you really love being with him. That will be not as shocking for them as learning about an actual date!

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