It's not necessary for him to meet every person you go on a date with — this may be overwhelming and confusing.
Wait until you know if a relationship has serious potential before introducing your child.
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.
Friedman also recommends that parents who are newly divorced and dating find a “divorce posse.” She says, “My son, especially, voiced how good he felt when he met other friends whose parents were also divorced.” Dr.
Joy Browne, a licensed clinical psychologist and a nationally syndicated radio host, agrees with Friedman.
But, we humans are instinctively drawn to partnering up.
So chances are very good that sooner or later you (along with nearly every other divorced parent) will be dipping your toe into the waters of dating after divorce.
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