Abel advises against letting them dictate Mom or Dad's love life, however, as their manipulation is likely just a result of their attempt to regain a sense of order.
We’ve got help for parents trying to understand how to approach tween and teen relationships — including tips for talking about sex with your teenager.
Not only do they all mean organising a babysitter, they also mean putting yourself out there, which can be a real drain on your confidence.
Trying to balance the role of parent and potential partner is often one of the biggest challenges a single mum or dad can face.
Public displays of affection -- or PDAs -- are discouraged, especially around teenage children.