Caution: New Relationships After (or During) Divorce

New relationships are typically inevitable after a divorce is finalized. However, someone who is divorced or getting a divorce re-emerges into a completely different dating world. A lot of the time this person will have feelings they still need to work through relative to their divorce. There may be children from a previous marriage or relationship who are now involved. The dating world and all that comes with it certainly will be different from the dating world was prior to the person’s marriage. So, what factors does someone need to consider when exploring a post-divorce or post-break up relationship?

Tips for New Relationships During the Divorce Process

1. If Dating While the Divorce is Pending, Be Careful About Spending Money

2. If Dating While the Divorce is Pending, Be Careful About Introductions to your Children

3. If Dating While Your Divorce is Pending, Be Careful About Introductions to your Children

4. Date Someone Who is Like-Minded Regarding Your Other Relationships

It isn’t just the children who the new significant other must be “like-minded” regarding, but also your ex. If your new significant other is going to insert themselves into arguments you have with your ex or get insecure and upset if you and your ex have a good friendship, then the new relationship may not work out. And, it is a two-way street. You need to be prepared for your new significant other’s relationship with their ex when children are involved. Everyone needs to be on the same page regarding what will be appropriate since the interaction is bound to happen.

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