My mom is dating again
When they see you leaving them for few hours and that too with another adult of the opposite sex, thoughts of being abandoned are sure to figure uppermost in their minds.
At these times, it is up to you to reassure them that as your children, they will always remain your number one priority.
Your mom has made what is truly a courageous decision in the world of today.
She opts for the discipline of faith over fulfillment of her immediate desires. You support her in her decision, rather than adding to the pressure, increasing her pain?
It sounds like your Mother already knows that she deserves to be happy.
What to do instead: Time is the best measure of knowing when to introduce the children.
Maybe there was another condition at the time of the wedding that prevented it from being a sacramental marriage.
In other words, an annulment is not “” of some kind.
Your Mother seems to have the courage to live out her faith on its own terms, to choose a greater, long term happiness over the short term happiness of dating and even “marrying”.
(Scare quotes because it would not be a real, licit marriage in the Church’s frame of reference.)When the Catholic Church grants an annulment, it is ruling that the marriage never legally existed in the first place, as a Catholic marriage.1.