Rules dating after first date
It’s okay to say you aren’t ready to get serious, that you need to focus on your divorce or your kids, or that you’re still hurting over the divorce.When you’re honest, instead of expecting you to give more than you’re able to, your dates can decide to accept your limitations or move on.Christie Hartman is a psychologist and author of five dating and relationship books.She has written for several online publications and has been published in numerous scientific journals in the areas of mental health and addiction.
If you choose to date, be honest with yourself – and those you date – about your limitations.
It’s so easy to wonder whether a particular hand touch or laugh was important but it’s also futile.
The only way to know if someone liked you is to see if they agree to another date!
Instead of facing more loss, take time to grieve the loss of your marriage first. Eventually, you’ll know when it’s time to begin a relationship.
Anyone who’s been through divorce knows how stressful it can be.