Parents and dating rules
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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.
My ex and I have agreed that our respective partners can and should be involved in all aspects of our son’s life, from homework to discipline to birthday parties — not in place of the other co-parent, but alongside them.
This can also include setting boundaries with your co-parent, if necessary or applicable.
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.
During a young mom's conversation with her 8-year-old daughter about her school day, the girl revealed she had a boyfriend.