Your love life can have a big emotional impact on your kids.
After all, you've worked hard to get to where you are today.You remember the living hell that your divorce was.Actress Anne Dudek is divorcing her husband of nearly 8 years, but she's down to try the newest fad in child custody arrangements.Dudek -- who's had roles on "Mad Men," "Big Love," 'House' and "Covert Affairs" -- has 2 kids, ages 7 and 4, with her soon-to-be ex, Matthew Heller.Everything about it makes you want to go full speed ahead, taking your relationship from brand new boyfriend to forever-and-ever life partner in a matter of days.
But because you are a responsible grown-up, you know that would be a really stupid thing to do.
The last thing you want to do is to jeopardize the life that you have carefully reconstructed for yourself and your kids.
Just as you enjoy a piece of cake one delicious forkful at a time rather than swallowing it whole; take the time to savor each minute of this phase of your relationship rather than rushing ahead. Here's a common misstep divorced women make when it comes to new relationships: As soon as they've been on two dates with a guy, they want to introduce him to their kids.
According to the docs, Dudek wants to share legal and physical custody, but the physical part is where it gets interesting.
Anne wants the kids to stay in one house, while she and Matthew rotate in and out every 3rd day or so.
At that point you will have your first obstacle to overcome -- one that is completely your fault.