I hear you…NO WAY! I would never treat my new partner like a child. Sure, you may not cut up his (her) meat but do you find yourself directing” him (her) the same way that your talk to your kids? It’s natural when you’ve been a single parent for a long time to assume the parental voice. You’re used to giving the orders and directing the house activities and chores. Ask yourself the next time you bark out an order if that is the same manner and tone you would use with a guest? Chances are the answer is no. It’s a hard habit to break but if you don’t break it you’ll be headed to divorce #2.