You’ll obviously have to sit through a few rants, but any more and you’re turning into their substitute therapist! They may not be ready to commit right away A person going through divorce has been burnt, and they’re going to be wary of the commitment waters for some time.If they’re ready to date, it means that they’ve gotten over (hopefully) their ex and they’re ready to have a relationship with someone.The kids are already devastated that their parents are splitting up, it’s killing them to choose one parent and they’re still harboring hope in some corner of their hearts that their parents may still get back together.When a brand new person walks into this, it dashes even that tiny ray of hope and you can imagine how they feel towards said person.Trying to win the kids over at this stage is something that you shouldn’t even try; just let their parents deal with them and you can become friends later.
A couple going through a divorce have likely exhausted all possibilities of making things work, and are breaking up a relationship that they once thought would last forever.
But they may not be ready to start looking at houses or naming your future kids!
But when they do, you can be assured that it’s after some good thought, since they’re not likely to jump into something they may regret later. Oscillating physical needs Like the conversation about the ex, sex is also tricky with a nearly-divorced person.
Regardless of who is going to get custody of the kids, they’ll still love them more than ever and will want to meet them and generally be a part of their lives.
So don’t be surprised if they’d rather go to their little girl’s recital than to a wine tasting with you.
When they want to maintain as much normalcy as possible in their kids’ lives, they’ll try not to skip any opportunity to be with them.