Children and dating after divorce
Answer: It’s advisable to tell them you’re dating as you begin to do so.
Teens don’t want to feel out of the loop, and letting them know you will begin dating will assist them to manage the changes in their emotional lives.
Divorce can be misinterpreted by children unless parents tell them what is happening, how they are involved and not involved, and what will happen to them.
Children often believe they have caused the conflict between their parents.
This article was written by: Amy Sara Cores is one of the attorneys at Cores & Associates, L. Graduated from Florida State University (FSU), she is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers & certified by the Supreme Court of NJ as a Matrimonial Lawyer and a part of various Bar Associations.
If a child shows signs of distress, the family doctor or pediatrician can refer the parents to a child and adolescent psychiatrist for evaluation and treatment. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) represents over 8,700 child and adolescent psychiatrists who are physicians with at least five years of additional training beyond medical school in general (adult) and child and adolescent psychiatry.
In addition, the child and adolescent psychiatrist can meet with the parents to help them learn how to make the strain of the divorce easier on the entire family.
This can be harmful and painful for the child and the rejected parent.
Parents' ongoing commitment to the child's well-being is vital.