When a widowed parent starts dating
So rather than dismiss your kids’ money concerns, you could reassure them that you are not splurging on extravagant gifts for this new partner…and that if you do someday remarry, you will get a prenup.
Offer the option of waiting to see whether the relationship lasts a while longer before agreeing to meet.
In fact, the adult children might not completely understand their own reactions.
The parent’s return to the dating world forces a role reversal.
That difference in perspective virtually ensures that they will struggle to see eye to eye.
To reduce the odds that a new romantic relationship will damage your parent/child relationship…