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Finally Moving On: Dating After Divorce
An avid reader of Persuade Magazine reached out to me and stated that she could really use some tips on dating after divorce. It was hard transitioning back into the single life when she had been married for ten years, and it was even harder to bounce back into the dating scene with three children. However, with the ink just drying on her divorce decree she stated that her marriage was over years ago and it wasn’t too early to meet someone new.
After during thorough research, I’ve learned that although divorce is nowhere near close to just a mere relationship breakup, the transition to get back into dating is very similar. After being married to someone for a number of years, that person has become a part of you. Even if the marriage was over way before the divorce papers were filed, it is still in your best interest to give yourself some alone time. Many people these days are going about separating from the marriage in a very nontraditional way. The spouses are just moving out and moving on and don’t give a divorce an afterthought unless they are prepared to marry someone else. However, there are still a lot of people who have separated from their spouse, divorced and is still feeling the bruise from it. Giving yourself time to reinvent yourself and doing a lot of soul searching will give you a new sense of identity.
You would also need to get used to being independent again, preparing yourself to becoming a single parent if you have children. You could also use this single time for emotional wounds to heal completely before stepping out and being emotionally attached to another person. Process does not happen overnight; time heals all wounds.