The divorce is finalized and you’ve moved on to seeing new people. The biggest question you may have at this point is “when and how do I introduce my kids to this new partner of mine?” Introducing your kids to your new boyfriend or girlfriend shouldn’t be taken lightly. Timing is key along with many other factors, so we’ve compiled a blog post to guide you on how to take this next step.
Consider Whether Your Love Interest Is A Good Fit For Your Family
Just because you’ve clicked with someone, doesn’t mean they will fit will with your family. Prior to introducing your love interest to your kids and even other family members consider how serious the relationship is and whether it would be right to introduce them to your loved ones. You may find it’s best to wait a while or that the timing is indeed right.
Keep In Mind: Following Your Divorce, Your Kids Are Looking For Security
Going through a divorce is an emotionally draining time for everyone involved, especially your children. Your kids need time to heal, have their questions answered and grieve the loss of their family. Before pouring too much into a new partner, ensure your kids have been poured into enough. Take some time to talk with them, tell them how much you love them and answer any questions they may have.
Let Your Ex Know
While you’ve cut some ties with your ex-spouse, your kids are both of your responsibilities. If you’re looking to introduce your kids to your new partner, it might be best to speak with your ex first. It’s possible they may have many questions for you, so try your best to accommodate. You may find that your ex’s support in this situation will go a long way.
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