Yet even among my closest friends, I would experience "well-meaning" advice, words and comments that really stung.
Things that I myself might have said prior to my divorce, having no idea how powerful those seemingly innocent words could be:1.
You know that both parties have to commit to supporting each other and making compromises on a daily basis.
This, too, means you’ll have a more realistic and mature approach to your future relationships.5.
A female friend of mine got divorced recently, and confessed to me how much she dreaded now having the “divorced” label hanging over her head as she re-entered the dating pool, like some modern day version of the scarlet letter.
That she, too, had failed to make it work, and men would recoil from her in disgust, running for the nearest 20-something as soon as possible. That’s an attractive trait to men looking for a worthy partner.2. You took a swing at love, rather than just playing it safe on the sidelines.
Dating someone who has a child from a previous marriage introduces many complicated issues.