Realize that you’re not just forming a relationship; you’re creating a family.
When kids predate dating, the couple’s relationship inherently creates competing attachments.
Often, it is quite difficult for parents to intervene in these complex situations but there are several steps that parents can take to limit their children's exposure to these dangers.
Talk with your family law attorney if you are considering dating after you separate.
Be honest and upfront, and talk with the attorney about your options and the possible consequences.
” is yes, BUT it’s best to consider any legal consequences dating could have on issues related to your separation such as negotiating a separation agreement, spousal support (post-separation support and alimony), or child custody.
Generally, if you’ve met someone for the first time AFTER you separated, it’s probably okay to date (but see above), and if your spouse is dating someone, it’s generally acceptable for you to date (but see above ☺).
At its core, dating and relationship violence is about one person misusing power to control another person.