Dating a recently divorced man with children
Because I plan to be serially monogamous indefinitely, I need to figure this out now.How do I try out a new relationship while gently easing out of my old one, without crossing cheating boundaries and maligning my good name?Over time, one of those became more serious, to the point where we have been dating for almost a year and are now essentially exclusive. I want to focus on my young kids and prefer to separate my “kid time,” which I love, from my adult “dating time,” which is also great.I envision that for the rest of my life there may be a series of girlfriends.That is, when the new relationship is solid and continuing.When you first became single again, you thought you would happily juggle your many options.
Dear Prudence, After a decade in a tough marriage, I’m a recently divorced man.When we separated my ex and I agreed we would see other people, and I dated several women casually.Dear Too, I applaud that you want to focus on your children and not make them spectators to your serially monogamous parade.I think that when parents split, children should only get to know significant others when they are truly significant.My dilemma is that I really like the person I’m dating, but I recently met someone else who interests me.
I don’t want to break off a good relationship to go on a date with the new person, only to find that we don’t have much in common.