Dating a man who is going through a divorce
This is not to discourage you, to encourage you to think intelligently and not emotionally. Please share your stories and advice for a girl who is thinking about dating a married man.
It will give your kids time to adjust to him, and he can really get to know you as their mother. If your kids have said "Get a room", you know you've taken it too far.
In our hearts, if not in our heads, we’re convinced that love will always trump practical concerns such as money, social class, race and even gender. And what about age as it relates to older women involved with younger men?
Though men have been enjoying May-December romances forever, women haven’t been afforded the same freedom necessarily.
You need to think about the behavior you are modeling for your kids. Don't be tempted to have your new boyfriend take on any parenting roles until it seems reasonable. For example, it would be weird to have him pick your child up from practice until he's a regular fixture in your life.
Try to behave the same way you want your kids to conduct themselves when they reach their teens and early adulthood. And don't even think about having him discipline your children. Even if your child's out-of-town games give you the opportunity to spend some alone time with your new boyfriend, you need to think it through.
Actress Robin Wright, 47, is engaged to fellow actor Ben Foster, 33.