Walking in my clients’ shoes has given me a deeper understanding of what the divorce experience really feels like.
No doubt, divorce is a painful process, both emotionally and financially, but I firmly believe it’s also one of life’s biggest learning experiences.
It's Saturday night and you're out with your girlfriends.
You spot a incredibly attractive man across the room. If you are in a relationship and you find yourself, as I did, pushing the eject button every time even the smallest issue arises, take it from me: the most important thing is not whether or not you fight; it's how you make it through the fight. After all, one of the nicest things about being in a relationship is the fact that some things are reserved for two, just like the best table in a romantic restaurant.
So how can you make post-divorce dating—whether you're looking for a good time or a good (relationship-minded) man—less daunting?
Read on for 10 tips that will help you get back in Cupid's good graces.
Whether it's been one year or six since the divorce decree, you may never know with absolute clarity that you're truly ready for another relationship.
Instead, "it's usually clear when you're not ready," says Susan Pease Gadoua, a therapist and author of .Second, you can compare what you like and don't like.Maybe one guy is very funny, but you enjoy another man's intellectual stimulation. Still, it can be intimidating to re-enter the world of dating.Need a little encouragement before you take that plunge? It sounds like trite advice, but it’s worth following: Don’t date until you’re ready to date. If you’re serious about finding love again, make sure you understand where you are in the healing process.Listen, everyone on the planet has had their heart broken at least fifteen times and very few (less than one percent), fail to fall in love again.