Rather than planning a long visit, it’s best to have a brief, casual meeting with few expectations.
Don’t be surprised if your children reject your new partner at first.
Some kids express anger or defiance and may even threaten to move out – or go to live with their other parent full-time.
If you co-parent, it should be easy to spend an overnight with them when your children are with your ex.
Having your new partner spent the night should only be an option once you are fairly sure that your relationship is permanent or you are engaged.
She paused and said “not really” and so I asked her to write down a list of pros and cons for her homework assignment.