When it works out, the kids benefit from having more adults in their lives.
It was more than a year before she was ready to date.
Today, she continues to be discreet even with the twins, who are now 23, and fiercely so with Shana, who is 8. But Friedman would never kiss him in front of her children, and even though the twins are adults, she was careful they didn't see her go off to bed with him."It's still a parent-child relationship," she says.
As frustrating as this can be, your son's behavior is quite natural. If he's just gotten used to you and his father not being married, he might now fear that a stepparent will further complicate things and take up your time.
There's also the issue of territory — it's his house, you're his mom, this date is not his dad.
Next, the setting and length of the first introduction is crucial to success.