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“In both cases, (I introduced him only) when I was sure that I was going to maintain a long-term relationship,” Singer says.

Always use the concept of friends.” First, second, even third meetings of a “significant other” and your respective kids should occur in neutral, fun locations – Chuck E.

These feelings may be scary and overwhelming for him.

Talk with your son about how your dating makes him feel.

“Tell them they are your first priority and you’ll always be there for them, no matter who you’re dating.” If kids are resistant or negative, don’t get defensive. “I’ve done a pretty careful job of limiting (my son’s) exposure to anybody that I wasn’t 100 percent sure could be marriage (material),” says Sean Singer, a divorced dad in Plymouth.

Seven years since his divorce, Singer has only introduced his now 14-year-old son to two women, neither of whom he ended up marrying.

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