Passion gets confused with love and it's easy to get swept away in a relationship that might ultimately be wrong for you. A new relationship can feel like a breath of fresh air and it's easy to want the relationship to develop at a fast pace.If your new man isn't willing to wait, then he will have little patience for anything else. Give yourself time to really get to know this new man.Doing otherwise can end up making your kids angry or jealous. It's natural to feel like a teenager with raging hormones when you start dating again.
It will give your kids time to adjust to him, and he can really get to know you as their mother. If your kids have said "Get a room", you know you've taken it too far.
Here are eight rules that I think will lead you in the right direction.
Rule #1: Don't Treat Dating Like It's a Sprint—It's More Like a Half Marathon Guys, you have got to take it slow.
You need to think about the behavior you are modeling for your kids. Don't be tempted to have your new boyfriend take on any parenting roles until it seems reasonable. For example, it would be weird to have him pick your child up from practice until he's a regular fixture in your life.
Try to behave the same way you want your kids to conduct themselves when they reach their teens and early adulthood. And don't even think about having him discipline your children. Even if your child's out-of-town games give you the opportunity to spend some alone time with your new boyfriend, you need to think it through.