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Men After Divorce: Ego, Self Esteem, & Recovery
You both gave and received many things from each other and your relationship. Due to divorce, you are losing both the physical and emotional aspects of the relationship you had with your spouse and came to depend on. Lifestyle changes. You shared a home and family together. Whether the relationship was stable or not, divorce means giving up the lifestyle you had or hoped for with your spouse and adjusting to dramatic changes in your life.
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Everyone turned and looked at me and I felt embarrassed and ashamed. I then got ordered way-too much wine and cried in to my napkin, surrounded by couples and a table full of hen-night woman who were having a much better time that I was. I was single for four years after my marriage broke up and it was like learning a new language. You go to parties alone, you sit at dinner on your own, you buy two tickets for the theatre and rack your brains to find someone to go with you. But, if you want to meet someone after a break you, you have to date and some are better than others.
One friend of mine, Jo, tells of the man who took her out for dinner. Conversation flowed as easily as the wine and it seemed the perfect first date. On the second date, he took her to a swingers party. I honestly think I would have dated anyone really.
Dating after divorce? Take this advice from a relationship expert
Most women I know who have started dating after divorce have felt that way at some point or another. Not only do you have to negotiate a world of bad dates before you get a good one, you then have to navigate the minefield of what happens next. My friend Anna — single after a ten year marriage — is gorgeous and has the body of a 20 year-old give or take a few wrinkles yet is terrified of taking her clothes off in front of anyone.
But with the rise of online dating and meeting through social media, we all have to dip our toe in to the water again at some point.
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The best thing to do is to go for something far shorter than dinner — a coffee for example — and maybe just hope for some lively conversation, no more than that. I once went on a date which involved meeting at a sculpture garden. It was an interesting thing to do and it gave us something to talk about. Sometimes dates like this evolve.
It is daunting to be back on show again but it can be the upside of dating.
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