Others start dating right away, as a distraction or to combat feelings of loneliness.
And in some cases, an affair triggered the divorce.
From a legal perspective, it's best to avoid a new relationship while your in the middle of a divorce.
Nearly every state recognizes some form of no-fault divorce.
Kids begin to expect instability and will lose focus and attention in school work and their own friendships. Dads need to learn as much as they can about their significant other before inviting them into their lives.
Welch is a firm believer in waiting until fathers and their new partners are committed for a long-term relationship. And when dating, fathers should make it clear early on that they have children and they need to ask the right questions to learn exactly how their significant other feels about children.
Try to maintain your usual routines with your son so that your dating doesn't disrupt his day-to-day life and he still has lots of time with you.
The biggest test when remarrying is how your fiancee will fit into your family.
What happens when your children are unwilling to accept your new love?
Try to understand the aspects that upset him, which can help you find ways to make the experience easier on him.
If he's worried that dating will cut into your time together, for example, then you might create some special one-on-one time with him.