Dating a divorced father with kids

14-Oct-2016 02:48

(Life Wire) -- After his 10-year marriage ended in 2004, New Yorker Phil Lee, 42, found himself tagged with the modern-day scarlet letter: "D" -- divorced.

He wondered how that (not to mention his three children, ages 19, 11 and 9) would affect his future dating life.

The fitness-business owner says it hasn't been much of a hindrance. "At my age, a lot of the women I meet have children themselves, so it's generally a back-and-forth over each other's children," says Lee.

• More personal information, such as why the marriage failed and the nature of your relationship with your ex, should be saved for a later date when the two of you are more comfortable with each other.

"This decreases the chances of overwhelming your partner," she says.

• Be neutral when speaking about your past partner.

As Hartman puts it, "Your date wants to know about you, not your former marriage." • Don't go into too much detail.

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Focus on what you learned and how it made you a better person.

If you criticize your ex, you risk sounding petty and emotionally involved.

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