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Today we’re tackling the topic of dating during a divorce. It's a touchy subject, but it often comes up in my dissolution cases so I want to address it.
Divorce is already a difficult, highly emotional process for all parties involved, and introducing someone new into that mix is not always easy. Kids are adjusting to a new dynamic, and many partners aren’t ready to see their ex with someone new.
"You don’t want to put your kids into a bad situation."
I often ask that my clients not bring their new partners to court hearings or meetings unless a significant amount of time has passed since the breakup. I also recommend that my clients give their children the necessary space to heal from and accept the divorce before introducing them to someone new.
You don’t want to be in a situation where your children have to deal with not only the pain from the divorce itself, but also the sting of seeing you with someone else at the same time. Be mindful of the emotional trauma that your divorce will present to those you love most before you decide to move on.
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