So you’re in a new relationship and it’s going well—well enough to consider moving a step forward. It’s time to see if your new guy fits into your daily life and has a good vibe within your family. He’s got to pass muster with the kids, but how do you know when and how to introduce your boyfriend to your children?
IS IT TIME?
If you feel this relationship is more than casual, and that this man could potentially be a lifelong partner, then it’s time for a meeting. But be sure you are truly interested in this man and considering a serious relationship, and also that the feeling is mutual. Do not rush into anything if you have doubts, and be sure you’re not pushing too hard to make him a part of your family life. Keep your adult life private from your kids until you and your boyfriend are both in agreement and ready to take your relationship a step further.
TIPS FOR A COOL INTRODUCTION
Kids are not easy to please and they may well be jealous or suspicious of the new man in your life. Be aware that introducing a new boyfriend to a teenager is not the same as introducing him to a toddler. So follow these tips to make your meeting as stress-free as possible: