Dating seperated or going through divorce
The older we get, the more inevitable it's going to be we date people who already have a marriage behind their belt.This isn't necessarily a bad thing, in fact, it proves they were — and therefore likely still are — able to really commit to someone. And before you ask yourself, how will I know if he or she is ready? Now of course, not everyone going through a divorce is a lost cause — Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger even calls divorced men the best kept secret.
Here are eight strategies for dating someone going through a divorce: While you shouldn’t make his divorce the sole focus of every interaction, or let him vent uncontrollably, or trash his ex (all red flags), it’s essential that you give him opportunities to share with you as his marriage was a major component of his life.Potential legal issues may be time-consuming and can distract from other aspects of life.Anger, disappointment, and resentment may brew, especially if the blame game is being played, and hurt feelings may come to the surface as the loss of the marriage is processed.When it comes to bringing up the ex, always be on the receiving end. Just be willing to move a slower pace, and take your time when getting to know this person. There's something to be said for taking your time in a relationship, and this will allow you to potentially build a solid, trusting foundation. Don't be offended if the parents don't exactly welcome you with open arms at first.Their baby has been hurt, and they're going to be extra protective him/her for, well, a long long while.