It will be up to you to sit with your children and explain the different perspective that age brings.
Most parents are more than a little nervous and resort to quizzes: “What would you do if the car breaks down?
””What would you say if someone asked you for a ride?
In fact, some adult children will quietly endure a dating relationship and speak out only when a marriage proposal is revealed.
The idea being that dating is one thing, but MARRIAGE feels like an official replacement of their parent.
To your children, just the idea that you’re single and thinking about a new relationship can be depressing and hurtful.
It is natural to idealize the relationship between your parents, and adult children often object to the “replacement” of their father or mother.
After all, you don’t want to end up in an unpleasant relationship either.
Abuse can take many forms – from physical and emotional to smooth con artists who specialize in stealing money.
After that meeting you and your children can talk about the new person and compare notes.
You’ll be making the final decision, but it will be helpful to get a more objective opinion.
If your children have watched you endure the death of a spouse, they may fear that your next relationship could end the same way.