Dating a divorced with kids

“Many a bad girl or bad boy prowls for rich divorced baby boomers to marry and fleece,” she says.

If your children, who presumably love you dearly in spite of all that other stuff, raise concerns, maybe you should hear them out before diving in.

At first, her two 20-something sons were fine with her new husband — until they settled into relationships of their own.

But when the relationship “took” and Barbara announced that she and Gerald were getting married after three years of dating, the kids went bonkers.

“You’re our family,” Amy, then 25, yelled at her mother over the phone.

Maybe they’ll get less than they might have if I hadn’t remarried, but there’s plenty to go around.” (MORE: The 6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Adult Child) When Children Have a Significant Other According to Lieberman, tensions can be exacerbated when your child has his own partner.

Anne Keller had such an experience when she remarried at age 56, five years after being widowed.

” Melissa also knows that her father changed his will to let Pat live out her days in the house he’d formerly bequeathed to his children. “If I want to spend my money on the woman I love, that’s my prerogative,” he says.

“I paid for my daughter’s education, and I am putting away money for my future grandchildren.” When told about Melissa’s concerns, he responded: “My children and grandchildren will be well provided for.

“One calls him a leech, just because he doesn’t have as much money as I do.

The other says he’s boring and that she’d rather be with interesting people.” Lieberman says: “Anne needs to realize that this is probably an expression of her children’s fear or jealousy.” Her advice: Acknowledge their feelings and try to talk it out, or, if they’re not willing or mature enough, to learn to live with it and minimize stressful family get-togethers until they are.6 Tips to Ease the Transition With a New Partner Life with kids is never easy, even when they’ve grown up and moved out.

Barbara Brooks expected her adult kids, Amy and Bryan (names have been changed), to be happy for her.

After all, they were the ones who had fixed her up with Gerald, a fellow divorcé and a friend’s uncle, because they didn’t want her to be lonely.

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