Secretly they may be holding out hope that the two of you will work things out and get back together.
While you may know that this will never happen, you must understand that this is a very typical feeling for a teen to have about their parent’s divorce.
A: It’s always better to take some time to prepare yourself before starting to date, legally divorced or not.
Are you feeling clear and complete regarding your divorce?
“Don’t hurry to introduce someone new to your kids,” says Aaron Welch, a licensed therapist with The Lifeworks Group in Winter Park, Fla.
“The tendency is to be very excited that you’ve met someone you really like—especially after a tough divorce.
Here are a few tips on how to best handle the situation so that you can move on with your life while also allowing your child to slowly accept your new foray into the dating world.
Talk with your son about how your dating makes him feel.
If he's really put off by the idea of you dating a man other than his father, explain that you're making new friends, just like he does when he's in a new situation.
Try to maintain your usual routines with your son so that your dating doesn't disrupt his day-to-day life and he still has lots of time with you.
It would probably go very badly if they were to find out from some other source that you were dating and they would feel like you were being dishonest with them by holding back this information. You don’t have to go into the details of the who, what, where, when, etc., but you should let them know when you begin dating again.
Tip #2 – Understand that Your Teenager May Not Like Seeing You with Someone New After a divorce it is very common for teenagers to not like the idea of seeing either parent with a new partner.