Dating someone right after divorce
I can only be thankful I was able to hide my mistakes behind their nap time. So many dads don’t have that and I talk about the fact that when you screw up and when you’ve got a kid that’s 11, 12 years old, they’re going to see everything you do.I, fortunately, was able to mess up and not have that problem.I don’t think you can say wait 12 months from the date your divorce becomes final because your emotional journey follows a separate path from your legal process.
For the next year, I went back to my old way and then about six months into that one year span, I hit probably the lowest point that I’ve ever been in my life.He either becomes the old hermit who doesn’t go anywhere or do anything or he goes back and tries to relive his 20’s again. About two years after my divorce I got into a relationship with a woman, we lasted for 18 months.That relationship ended rather abruptly and it wasn’t because of anything between me and her.In this situation you may be ready to date far sooner than someone who was surprised and shocked with the serving of divorce papers.Even being done with the legal process isn’t necessarily a good guide – if your divorce is in litigation then that could go on for a long time.
I was to the point from a dating prospective, I did not know what I wanted.