3 Things to Know If You're Dating Someone Divorced


3 Things to Know If  You're Dating  Someone Divorced
Dating someone who's divorced is very common. There are things you can do for relationship success.

Even if they have no reason to be in contact, your partner is still sending emotional energy to them.  This negative energy can only pollute your relationship.  If your partner cannot truly wish their ex well, no matter how much of a pain they are, they are still tied to the old marriage.  The opposite of love isn't hate, it's indifference.  Too much reaction means your partner isn't really ready to move on with you.

All relationships carry risk.  Intimate relationships carry the most because of the trust and vulnerability involved.  Going in with your eyes wide open, while not necessarily romantic, is a good strategy for success. 

Getting involved with someone who has been married isn't a bad thing.  Just remember to proceed with caution.  After all, those who don't learn from history are often doomed to repeat it.

Article contributed by

Lesli Doares

Relationship Coach

Lesli Doares, MFT

Lesli writes about issues related to marriage and relationships at afearlessmarriage.com.  She is the author of Blueprint for a Lasting Marriage:  How to Create Your Happily Ever After with More Intention, Less Work, a manual for couples on how to have a long and successful marriage.  Lesli also speaks passionately on many relationship-related topics.

Location: Cary, NC
Credentials: LMFT
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