My date brought these perfect books, specifically for their very different personalities … After the expected excitement my daughter says, “Daddy, your other friend brought us cookies …” so awkward and so hilarious! Whether you have been through a divorce, have kids, don’t have kids, never been married, it doesn’t matter. I’m an entirely different man than I was before I was married. When I think about my biggest challenge personally and what I am asking a partner to understand, it’s this: I simultaneously have both deep, intense regret that my first marriage didn’t work out, and no desire to return to that relationship. I don’t know anyone, anywhere who doesn’t say the same. It has been challenging, motivating, and I have certainly learned a lot. The qualities I bring to a potential dating partner are definitely different.
What’s more, few things are more attractive than you being your best self.
Every guy has his “bucket list” of things he wants to learn or ways he wants to improve.
Who better to give tips to men for dating after divorce than a therapist who has a huge patient population of divorced men?
In his guest post, Licensed family and marital therapist, Jason Price offers advice to help make dating after divorce a little bit easier for men.
Getting divorced is one of the hardest things you’ll ever go through. Once the divorce is finalized the worst part is over.
Now it’s time for you to get back out there and start living again.
Even if it was a horrible process and divorce wasn’t the desired outcome, the positive look can be something like “I put my all into the marriage, and even though this relationship didn’t work out, I know that I can be a good partner to someone”, or “we had many good years together, but as time went on we grew apart”.
When you do start to date, you’ll feel more comfortable about your situation and be able to share with your date a story that is palpable. Too many men rely on their married friends for advice.
In our society, in 2015, it is far more popular to go negative and oppose something.