Dating allowed during marriage separation
Now my son, 23, and dating seriously himself, is asking whether I’m involved with someone.
If I tell him, he’ll surely tell his mom and her venom will be unleashed again to our two children and everyone she knows. It’s natural after this long a separation for you to have met someone special, and your son should be told that matter-of-factly, without guilt.
It’d be a shame to come between the boys close friendship – especially if you think his pal’s NOT a bad influence - if you can handle this in another way.
Tell the mom calmly, that if this behaviour was learned by your son elsewhere, then her kids had as much chance to see pants-pulling elsewhere, too.
My son said the boys just laughed and kept playing together, with a building set, as usual.
If you are in that situation, your legal situation becomes more complicated and discussing the specifics with your lawyer is important.
Strained relations between former spouses are particularly problematic when they have young children to co-parent under a permanent parenting plan.
The potential for negative consequences is not limited to a former spouse’s hurt, embarrassment, or hostility at being publicly humiliated.
They have a mother, so even if it’s last minute, they have their own home.
The children also have their “own home” with their father.
Dating while separated, before the divorce is over, can put a strain on that parent’s relationship with adult children as well. If you need to know specifically if dating is a problem in your case, then talk to your Memphis, Tennessee, divorce lawyer.