Dating after divorce in your 50s
Having children makes dating all the more complicated. "Spend at least 6 months getting to know someone before you introduce them to your children," Morin says."Introducing someone too soon can be confusing, anxiety-provoking, and troubling to children."No relationship is perfect and the ones that last take work! "Be in therapy and increase your self-awareness as you participate in the dating process. A couple in their 40's, 50's or 60's gets divorced and the husband takes up with a woman 20 or sometimes even 30 years younger. I think many men, after a divorce, think they have something to prove.What they do not realize is that the woman they are dating may be only interested in them for the financial security they can provide.How many 25 year old women are really attracted to a 60 year old man who is old enough to be their grandfather?
Encourage them to ask questions and express their concerns." Dating is going to require some effort on your part, even in the easiest coupling. After the stress of going through a divorce, it can be difficult to think about dating again.Everyone has their own timeline for when they might want to get out there.Make sure that you know your boyfriend well and give him the chance to prove he’s in this for the long-haul before you bring him home to the kids."Assure them that they're first in your heart."Talk to your kids about their feelings," Morin adds.