After all, you don’t want to end up in an unpleasant relationship either.Abuse can take many forms – from physical and emotional to smooth con artists who specialize in stealing money.If your past relationships have a theme of abuse, your children are naturally going to be concerned about your new relationships.Their involvement may seem intrusive, but it’s easy enough for you to take their interest and use it as a helpful tool.If you’re dealing with a disapproving adult child, it always helps to understand where their concern is coming from.
You share that you’re finally dating and they stare with a look of terror. If you can just make it through the terrible two’s, the confused tween years, the rebellious teen years, and the college debt, you’ll end up with a loving, hassle-free relationship to last the rest of your days – the conventional thinking goes.
In fact, some adult children will quietly endure a dating relationship and speak out only when a marriage proposal is revealed.
The idea being that dating is one thing, but MARRIAGE feels like an official replacement of their parent.
The best remedy for this problem is a serious heart to heart about your needs.
As hard as it may be to believe, many adult children don’t see their parents as real people — certainly not as human beings who need companionship, romantic love and sex.