I have two daughters in their late teens - My wife divorced me about two years ago; annulment near the end of the process and expected to go through.
I’ve encountered significant resistance from my daughters when I attempt light social dating. I’ve made it clear that I’m not interested in a serious relationship for now - certainly not before the the annulment concludes (and if it’s refused then certainly not)
Even so, they are seriously disturbed by the idea. Their stated position is that once they are both off to college (one already is) then they have no problem with me dating, but I expect that even then there will be objections.
I should add that from a clinical angle, one of my daughters has not made a good adjustment to the divorce; the girls’ relationship with their mother is significantly strained.
Not sure where to go with this. My first priority is to the girls, but I don’t want to “kill them with kindness” by accepting an inappropriate situation if doing so will harm them.
They won’t go to family counseling or meet with a senior priest with appropriate training who they like.