Of course, Mom and Dad didn't have a perfect marriage. When they made it past their 27th wedding anniversary, I assumed they were thinking about retiring, not about splitting up. On their own for the first time in 27 years, Mom and Dad needed guidance.
My life suddenly seemed a series of "lasts"—a final Christmas, an end to eggs together at the breakfast table. Many of our parents stayed together because we'd be more mature once we headed off to college, walked down the aisle, or had our first baby. My younger sister taught Dad how to cook a red sauce.
Nothing tested me more in my adult life than my parents' divorce. I had moved out of my childhood home to attend college several years before.
"Many people hide these truths because they don't want to scare off a potential date, but hiding such information will make your date feel tricked," says Christie Hartman, a Denver psychologist and author of "Dating the Divorced Man: Sort Through the Baggage to Decide If He's Right for You." Here's how to reveal your previous marriage to your potential future spouse.Creating a Strong Relationship Building a Relationship with His Kids Interacting with His Ex Community Q&A It's fairly common in the dating world to meet single parents.If you're interested in a divorced man with kids, you may be wondering how to navigate your relationship with the man as well as his kids.By Tara Lynne Groth Divorce is the end of a relationship, but how soon should divorced dads introduce the next relationship to their children?While co-parenting with their former spouse, adjusting to a new routine and establishing a separate household, dads may meet someone new whom they want to share their life and family with.This ex-couple has co-parenting down to a science, but it didn't come easily.