Just A Guy Dating With Kids

When is it time to introduce your kids to your new “friend,” someone you’ve been dating a while, and when is it okay for them to sleep over?  One is relatively simple, in this dad’s opinion, the other more dicey.

It’s easy when you have split custody; date, have sex, do it all when the kids are with the ex.  It’s not so easy if you have the kids all the time (as I did).  Then, the choice is a secret life or earlier introduction than the therapists all advise (and, remember, every therapist has a dysfunctional family, so why are you listening to them).  It’s not good for the kids if you are not happy. So, as with most things in life, there’s a middle ground on when to make that introduction. read more