Dating after divorce transition
Sixteen years and three children into her marriage, Nancy Michaels' husband dealt her the blow of a lifetime.Out of the blue, he told her he wanted a divorce -- but he wouldn't tell her or their kids why he was leaving."You may feel remorse for what you did or didn't do, or wonder what you did wrong.Don't dwell on those feelings, but make room for them," Falk says. There is an empty space where something once filled it up, even if that something may not have been desirable." Don't tote that heavy baggage from your previous relationship into your new life.
No single strategy will ease the pain and loss that divorce brings.
Jennifer's, Samantha's and John's concerns are common, because according to the U. Census Bureau, 19.3 million Americans get divorced each year, and many of them date and eventually remarry.
Perhaps you share their concerns, as you're also wondering how you can reenter the dating world after divorce — and do so according to God's standards. Divorce is the death of the dreams you had when you committed yourself "for better or for worse." As a Christian, you can't simply separate from your spouse one day and hit the dating field the next.
Now, less than four years later, with her health back, Michaels has risen from the depths of emotional despair brought on by the blow of an unexpected divorce, regained primary custody of her children, bought a house of her own, and begun a web site exclusively for women over 40 going through divorce.
Without question, coping with divorce can be one of the most difficult challenges a person faces in a lifetime.
But however you got here, the question now is where do you go from here?