Parents and dating rules
At least one night a week, my son and I have date night so we can concentrate on our own relationship.When the three of us are together, we watch movies and work on homework together.It's challenging because the responsibilities of parenthood can quickly dampen even the hottest new flame.My son spends every other weekend with my ex-husband, which allows my boyfriend and I to concentrate on our relationship.
A couple of nights a week he stays at his own place, allowing my son and I to spend time together, just the two of us.
By establishing boundaries for my time with both my son and my boyfriend, we’re able to ease into the new family dynamic without making anyone feel left out or pressured. My son knows not to enter my bedroom when the door is closed unless he’s received our express permission.
I met my boyfriend in the spring of 2016 via an online dating app and quickly recognized a spark.
Within a week of our first date, we’d met four more times to hike, drink craft beer, and even go for a run together, while my son frolicked at my parents’ place. Saturday mornings were spent at the market or the beach, sleeping in before meandering to brunch on Sundays.