Dating matches for kids
Maybe they’ll get less than they might have if I hadn’t remarried, but there’s plenty to go around.” (MORE: The 6 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Adult Child) When Children Have a Significant Other According to Lieberman, tensions can be exacerbated when your child has his own partner.
Anne Keller had such an experience when she remarried at age 56, five years after being widowed.
(MORE: Make Your Wishes Known Through End-of-Life Planning) As annoying as grown children’s objections to your new love might be, Lieberman brings up an important point: Children’s feelings are important to acknowledge and address — and sometimes they can even be instructive.Bryan, 23, kept repeating that he could no longer “trust” her. “I thought I was close to my children, but suddenly I felt like I didn’t understand them at all.” Why Grown Kids Don’t Like Your New Partner Throwing a hissy fit is a natural youthful reaction to divorced parents’ dating, says Dr. Lieberman, a psychiatrist in Beverly Hills, Calif., who is on the clinical faculty at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.Both children were so insistent that she put off the wedding for at least a year that she did, reluctantly. Unfortunately, this behavior doesn’t always end after a child is in his 20s.Case in point: Melissa Spence, a 24-year-old schoolteacher in New Jersey, who’s been watching from the sidelines as her father, Richard, spends money on his new wife, Pat.“I asked my dad if he could help out with my rent for the few months between graduate school and when my job started, and he said he had too many other expenses,” Melissa says.