While it’s normal to seek solace, companionship, and a sexual relationship after a breakup, it’s crucial to take it slow so you can assess whether this relationship is casual or might be permanent.
Ask yourself: Is your new love interest a good fit for your family?
"Once the boyfriend is introduced there is no going back, and expectations are raised," she adds.
What to do instead: Time is the best measure of knowing when to introduce the children.
They had been dating for a little over two months and she was head over heels in love with him.
The meeting between Keith, his sons, and Kayla had gone badly and Keith broke up with her.
In fact, Keith told Alicia that he didn’t feel that Kayla and his boys got along well and he just wasn’t ready for an instant family.
Before you can move on to a new relationship, you need to let go of the old one. Just let it run its natural course and do plenty to nurture yourself as you move forward. On the other hand, if you’re finding reasons to let things drag on, it could be that you’re finding excuses to hold back. If you’re on the rebound, you’re more likely to make bad decisions or get into relationships for all the wrong reasons.
It’s normal to feel lonely and vulnerable after a divorce, but that isn’t a reason to rush into a new relationship. If you’re just looking for someone to fill the gap left by your ex, you won’t make the best choices for yourself.