After he left, she said, “What do you think of him? My date and I were like, hey, we’ve got the whole house – let’s do something wild in the family room.
That would be exactly when one of the kids would come home to get their homework.
Fiona’s son became quite attached to one man she dated for four months.
He helped him with a school project, took them to an NHL game and paid a lot of attention to the entire family.
The happier and more balanced we are, the better we’re going to be for our child,” she says.
“Of course there are sacrifices for single mothers, but we needn’t give up everything.
Desiree agrees, noting the same rules apply to both moms and dads.
“As long as he is thoughtful of his children, takes time to introduce a new person and makes time to talk openly about how his children are feeling, then he will be able to work through it, painful as that could be at times.” One young client recently told her, “It would be OK if my dad dated.
She says it was hard for her son when she ended the relationship.
The question of when to introduce a new love to the kids is one of the bugbears of parental dating.