Trouble dating after divorce
“This wildly varies from person to person,” says Judith Sills, Ph D, a Philadelphia-based psychologist and author of Getting Naked Again: Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When You've Been Divorced, Widowed, Dumped, or Distracted.
“Everyone ends a relationship by grieving the emotional investment.
I”m not discouraging anyone to be happy and giddy about a new relationship.
Just remember, you won’t know the girl for at least a year.
Regarding #1, “Develop your divorce story,” I think it is very very important. AND, if you keep telling people all the details, YOU won’t heal, either.
Dating After Divorce by Jason Price, LFMT In my therapy practice I work with a lot of divorcing men who are trying to adjust to life after their divorce.
One of the common themes that I encounter is that men want the companionship of someone else, but are scared of the process of dating.
I find that if a guy likes a girl, he dives into the water head first, not even knowing how deep it is.
And I understand that, because the guy probably hasn’t felt loved in so long and it feels really good to be liked and adored! I truly believe it takes at least a year before people’s true personalities come out and the courtesy phase dies down.