You are under no obligation to entertain your aunt’s odd, invasive questions.
Feel completely free to tell her that you don’t know whether your father is dating, have no interest in pushing him to date if he doesn’t feel like it, and will not be available to answer any further questions about the subject.
The loss of a parent brings about emptiness for children which never seems to go away, whether they are still young or are adults already.
If he's worried that dating will cut into your time together, for example, then you might create some special one-on-one time with him.It’s especially frustrating because she first asked about it only a month after Mom died while we were at a wedding reception, and it wound up making me cry, but she still keeps asking.Plus, she’s my mom’s sister, not dad’s, so it feels strange that she’s so eager to move on. A: I’m trying to be as generous as possible toward your aunt, but even so I can’t come up with a reasonable justification for why she should repeatedly ask you, starting merely a month after your mother’s funeral, whether or not your father is dating again.Getting back into the dating game as a single parent can seem daunting. Our relationship experts help you navigate the single-parent dating scene. " Sometimes, Baumgartner says, the voids in your life may be better filled in ways other than dating. How much should you tell your kids -- or the cutie across the table?