As humans, we develop coping mechanisms to avoid pain, but sometimes we sabotage our relationships when our immediate reactions to triggers don’t lead to the desired outcome of more loving interactions.
Relationships and Dating
It can be challenging dating after divorce. You may be living on your own without kids and are clueless how to get started back into the dating game.
Knowing when to start dating again after divorce can be tricky. These four signs are helpful indicators that you’re ready to jump back into the dating pool, but remember: there are no absolute rules to follow.
Newly single life, unfortunately, gets a bad rap. While working through some of the tougher emotions, keep your eyes on these perks that are nearly exclusive to singlehood.
Reflect on your patterns of behavior and thought, including your history of these patterns, as a way to evaluate the root causes of any negative cycles that have formed.
The longer you live together, the more you expose your implicit bias – which could turn minor annoyances from the beginning of your relationship into deal-breakers.
Communicating love and admiration to your partner is a hallmark of courtship, yet as couples settle in to dealing with the stresses of day-to-day life, these comments may start to fade in frequency.
It can be hard to imagine going on a date, especially after a long-term marriage. These three keys will help you step into the dating pool with confidence!
It may seem counterintuitive, but successful relationships include divorces – and the same rules for successful marriages also apply to successful divorces.
It’s time to step forward into the unknown, trust yourself, trust your kids, and trust the process. Gather the courage to look for love again – for yourself, and to show your kids what a healthy relationship looks like.