To better understand how the experience of divorce affects how individuals’ think about relationships, researchers conducted a series of in-depth interviews with divorced men and women aged 21 to 63.
The interviews focused on how divorcees interpreted their experiences and used them to redefine how they approached intimacy in their (new) post-divorce relationships.
"You will be able to laugh a little about your divorce as the first question I ask is what movie best describes your divorce? "It has a Pinterest feel where members can share their pictures that reflect their likes and family if they choose as well as a Facebook-esque community feel.
It all seems so complicated, but it’s not impossible!
There’s no set of hard and fast rules, but six months to a year after divorce seems to be a good rule of thumb for getting back into the game. Refer to this list often and modify the list as you go.
This means taking some time off after your divorce to consider you, your needs, and your kids’ needs. It’s going to be tempting to rush headfirst into mad love, but you’re not starring in a cheesy rom-com and now you’re not the only vulnerable one.
As for introducing your new special someone to your children, wait until you are on solid ground.