What you say to your children when you begin dating after your divorce will depend largely on their age. You'll be in bed when I get home."With school-age children (6-10) you can begin to provide more information.
They are objectifying their children out of a need to find happiness for themselves without having to feel responsible for causing their children emotional pain.
For example, "I'm going to have dinner with a man/woman that I met at work.
We're going to talk for a few hours after dinner and then I'll be home. Chances are good that he or she already has a good idea of what dating is all about! For example, "I'm going out on a date with (person's name) on Friday.
Researchers do not believe that divorce always causes pain in children.
Divorce can have both positive and negative results.