You should talk with your child about your new adult friends.
Allow your youngster to express her feelings and opinions.
The reasonis simple: A child's own identity is very much tied to that of his family.
When the family disintegrates, achild's sense of self is threatened, even if he maintains strong ties to both parents.
As my children and their needs as people grow, it seems that our circle of people shrinks – and the pressures of being a single mother mount.
Most middle-years children need some time to adjust to their parents' separation before their mother or father begins having new romantic interests.
In general, a good guideline is about a six-month wait from the time you separate from your spouse to the time you start to date, although dating will often occur sooner.
And of course, you might try meeting other singles at respectable bars or clubs, through a dating service, or through the personal ads.
More and more people are using on-line dating services to meet new people.