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"Your child has a lot of adjusting to do and adding the element of a potential new partner for you will increase their anxiety and decrease the emotional bandwidth you have to support them.
So stabilize your child's life for at least a year before you even think about dating. Deal with that panic, rather than rushing into a relationship.
You will end up with a better relationship as well as a happier child." "When you develop a relationship, don't be in a hurry to introduce your new flame to your child.
Your kids have already lost their family," Markham says.
Most divorced adults eventually cohabitate or remarry again.
For example, around 75 percent of divorced women remarry within 10 years post-divorce.
She shared her top three suggestions to “reduce the risk of sexual abuse/harm post-divorce to children.” Markham strongly suggests the following (I quote her in full below): "Your priority is your child's emotional health, and that means not subjecting your child to a new partner or a series of partners," Markham says.
"They need time to get used to the idea of a step-parent.
It won't help them to get close to a potential step-parent only to lose them.
To understand this increased risk of sexual or physical harm, it is helpful to consider the lack of oversight which occurs when both biological parents are no longer working as a team.
Ideally, parents work together to teach children body safe rules, observe children in play particularly with older peers, and thoughtfully choose care providers. Another explanation for these increased risks of harm connects to the potential negative/dangerous role older step/bonus siblings can play in the lives of younger children.