A Love Hate Relationship With Post-Divorce Dating

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By Jackie Pilossoph, Editor-in-chief, Divorced Girl Smiling, Love Essentially columnist and author

I have to believe that most people have a love hate relationship with post-divorce dating. On one hand, it’s scary as hell, and it can sometimes feel like there are no good men (or women) left out there. On the flip side, dating after divorce can be exciting and heart stopping and really fun! Just remember that you only need one. That’s it! Here is this week’s Love Essentially, in which I offer advice on this subject.

 

Dating After Divorce Can Be Messy, Complicated–and Fun by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

Ist’s been almost 10 years and I can still vividly remember how nervous I felt when I went out on that first date after my divorce.

 

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My rocky marriage had taken so much of my self-confidence, I found it impossible to believe that any man would find me attractive or think I had much to offer. I felt fragile, insecure, vulnerable and really scared.

That said, I do recall there was a tinge of excitement inside me, something that was afraid but also eager to come out and admit the hope I had for a better future and of course, the possibility of falling in love again. Basically, I was a mixed bag of emotions.

 

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So, last week…(Click here to read the rest of the article, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press)

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Editor-in-chief: Jackie Pilossoph

Divorce is a journey. Live it with grace, courage and gratitude. Peace and joy are on the way! Jackie Pilossoph is the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling. The author of the novels, Divorced Girl Smiling and Free Gift With Purchase, Pilossoph also writes the weekly dating and relationships advice column, “Love Essentially”, published in the Chicago Tribune Pioneer Press and the Chicago Tribune online. Additionally, she is a Huffington Post contributor. Pilossoph holds a Masters degree in journalism from Boston University.

One Response to “A Love Hate Relationship With Post-Divorce Dating”

  1. Mixxxer

    Be open minded. Try to remember that when your was exhibiting the behavior that led to your divorce, your new guy/girl wasn’t even remotely in the picture. Therefore, give them a fair shot. Until they do something (and they might not ever do anything) to arise your suspicions or show red flags, remember he/she is their own person.

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