Dating someone recently divorced
He’s still unclear about whether he’s ready to be in a long-term committed relationship. We know how that story goes and that it rarely winds up with a happy ending.
If he has qualms about her new love interest as it relates to her relationship’s impact on his and his ex-wife’s kids, that’s a different story.
Recently, in the “Dear Prudence” Advice Column on Slate.com, Prudence answered a question from a recently divorced man who “wants to date a lot without being a jerk:” My dilemma is that I really like the person I’m dating, but I recently met someone else who interests me.
I don’t want to break off a good relationship to go on a date with the new person, only to find that we don’t have much in common.
It’s important to distinguish whether any feelings that do come up are actually about his ex or whether they are about the kids.
In fact, he shouldn’t be hesitant to introduce you to all the important people in his life (except maybe the kids but that depends on how long you have been dating and is a whole topic all on its own).