How to introduce your kids to your first love after divorce

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What didn’t happen right away: My divorce. There’d been a chalk outline around our marriage for years, but we officially became a statistic in June 2020. What did happen right away? My finding a new love, much quicker than I could ever have imagined.

Soon after my now ex-wife moved out, I swiped right. It wasn’t a hookup I was after, but rather, to find out if I was worthy of being loved. Quite unexpectedly, I met a woman who loves me in a way I’d never known. I was on cloud nine but a stark reality brought me back to Earth: I’d have to tell our kids, two girls ages 15 and 12. I’d have to figure out how to introduce this woman with whom I was already planning a future.

This isn’t exactly covered in parenting books.

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