"Once the boyfriend is introduced there is no going back, and expectations are raised," she adds.

What to do instead: Time is the best measure of knowing when to introduce the children.

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That relationship produced a daughter who was 3 at the time that the divorce took place.

I got remarried 2 1/2 years ago and we now have a son who just turned 11 months old this week.

Traditionally men view the introduction of children to be a big step.

When you have talked about exclusivity and are both sure you share the same vision for the future of your relationship, then you can introduce the kids.

I flew through the first couple of months after our separation in an adrenaline-powered blur.

But things like finding a place to live and paying for it all by myself, taking care of almost all the day-to-day parenting of two small children, and trying to find a job when I'd been out of the workforce since college terrified me.

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