Though you may be excited about a new relationship, be extra cautious about sharing this information with your kids.
"I always remind my clients: You've already had your kids and white dress moment, so there should be no rush to the altar again." Don't focus on finding the one; concentrate on meeting new people, developing new friendships, and having fun."They are fun, flirty, and super ego boosters," says Zane.For the timid or busy, it's a great way to get used to the idea of looking for love without the pressure."Perhaps a better question than when is why," says Christine Baumgartner, relationship coach at The Perfect Catch. Expecting dating to fulfill all your needs is unrealistic and might attract (or cause you to accept) people who aren't right for you."In my coaching practice, I suggest that single moms do the inside work to get really clear about their wants, needs, values and beliefs and get in touch with their intuition," says Kerri Zane, single-mom lifestyle expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One.It’s better to assess the situation and just tell your ex before they do. Read more: Making it through your divorce How to be a good friend to a recently single Mom (or Dad!