Young children can especially become very confused if they are continually meeting new girlfriends and getting attached to different people, only to see them come and go when the relationship ends.
Use your best judgment and make sure that the relationship has a real, solid future before introducing your new partner to your kids. Always talk about your ex and other women respectfully.
If you treat women disrespectfully (even if it is just to joke how all women are crazy or all women only want a rich guy), you are instilling these harmful ideas in your child’s growing mind.
If you have a son, you will be teaching him to look down on women or to speak ill of them, and if you have a daughter, you are teaching her that it is okay for men to treat women poorly.
I am in no rush to settle down and I am not going to make any decisions without telling you first.” Your honesty will be so crucial in helping them to feel secure in their relationship with you and their future. Yet it is crucial for you to step back and see your own role in both the relationship and the breakup.