Tips on dating a divorced dad

"It got to the point where we weren't even driving to set together." The couple is still filming their hit series — through the end of this season at least — and Christina is happy with their new working relationship."We have so much fun on set and we look forward to continuing the show," she told GMA.

"We met at work, so we worked together before we ever started dating." But there is one major difference: "Tarek and I don't discuss each other's personal lives," she explains.

host Christina El Moussa is speaking out about her highly-publicized divorce from HGTV costar Tarek El Moussa.

Their surprising split culminated in a shocking confrontation last May when Tarek ran from their Orange County, California, home holding a firearm.

Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough. "You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a ring and her own VCR, cause she'll want to have videos of the wedding." -Allan, Age 10 "Never kiss in front of other people.

They discuss with their girlfriends, they read articles about what “signs” to look for, they analyze every interaction, every text, every facial expression, all in the hopes of finding that elusive answer. I could go on and on with these sappy, idealized, unrealistic portrayals of love we’ve been fed all our lives. When a man starts to withdraw or act distant, a lot of women reflexively panic and try to do whatever they can to reel him back in.What you have to keep in mind is that separated is still married until the divorce is finalised and that means that there’s likely to be emotional as well as legal ties.It would be handy if we could avoid the vulnerability that comes with doing the due diligence and taking appropriate action where needed.We may be imagining all sorts of problems that may or may not exist or we’re rationalising our own boundaries, values, and even prior experiences of being in one of these situations (so knowing that we may struggle with the emotional consequences) and are thinking along the lines of, ‘Well…I’m of a certain age so I need to prepare myself for turning a blind eye to any code amber / red actions and indications because people in this age group tend to be recently broken up / separated / divorced‘. There’s no easy answer to the question of what the ‘right time’ is for dating a separated or recently divorced person.