Dating married women going through divorce
"Divorcing just means that the relationship didn't work out," she says.
"You haven't been rejected as a woman or a person, nor are you incompetent at being a wife, a partner, a lover, a friend." 8. Amanda, 29, from Albuquerque, NM, was married for over six years until her divorce.
Also, inform your child's teacher of the new situation, but don't automatically put your kid in therapy. Annie, 47, from Boston, felt like she didn't have any talents, besides caring for her kids, before divorcing in 2007.
To get things back on track, Doares suggests addressing issues as a family so everyone can talk about the changes together.
Her divorce recovery classes helped her realize everyone bounces back at their own pace.
Psychotherapist Pandora Mac Lean-Hoover, who's divorced, also suggests finding a therapist who knows firsthand how vulnerable you are.
"Divorce can be the beginning of a good next chapter, even if you don't know how the book's going to end," she says.
Dating is never an easy, straightforward affair; and it probably wasn’t meant to be so either!