Dating tips for separated women

I’m in it to win it, not in it for a minute.” At this point, I hope you’ve done the "inside work" necessary to find a healthy relationship.

Do you understand what went wrong in your relationship?

For years after my divorce, I couldn’t imagine going on a date with another man. Then, as the years passed, I learned to love my independence.

For instance, this man could have children, or even a business with his ex-wife that could forever tie the two together.

This is something to keep in mind because situations could arise when you feel that you are of less importance.

You've signed the divorce papers, and the relationship you entered with so much hope is officially dissolved. Maybe you had been married for decades, maybe just a year or so. Maybe the divorce was your idea and maybe it was your partner's, or maybe you both agreed that separation was best.

Maybe you're relieved, maybe you're heartbroken -- or a bit of both.

Now, I’m starting to feel like it may be time to give dating a second look.

Over the last few years, I’ve interviewed dating experts like David Wygant and Lisa Copeland. So, as you can imagine, she has a lot to say about dating after divorce. Martha says that there is one question that every woman should ask herself before dating after a divorce. There are so many wonderful things that you can do with your time and being single is absolutely a viable lifestyle for many women.

I also just interviewed divorce expert, Martha Bodyfelt. The question is: “Are you completely ok going for the rest of your life by yourself, relying on friends and family, but, not having a man by your side? At the same time, many of us, if we are honest with ourselves, really do miss having a man in our lives. If you fall into the latter category and decide that senior dating is right for you, Martha has some advice.

We miss the support that being in a relationship can bring and we crave physical contact. She says that we need to remind ourselves that everyone – men and women – feel insecure and nervous when it comes to dating. The trick is to “embrace the awkward” and not let our fears about our appearance or our inevitable mistakes get in the way. Many women hate the fact that older men judge them, in part, based on their appearance. But, most older men simply don’t have the confidence, looks, financial resources and charm to compete with men 1 or 2 decades their junior.

Are you aware of your role in the marriage’s demise?

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