Divorce and kids and dating
You’ll need their shoulders to cry on, and their wisdom and listening ears to help you navigate this exciting new chapter. With the life changes you’ve gone through, make sure you’re taking the time to focus on you. Dress in a way that makes you feel good about what you see in the mirror.
Need a little encouragement before you take that plunge? It sounds like trite advice, but it’s worth following: Don’t date until you’re ready to date. If you’re serious about finding love again, make sure you understand where you are in the healing process.
If your date doesn’t call back, don’t take it personally.
An 18-year-old doesn’t expect every date to lead to a long-term relationship, nor should you.
It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your relationship history is, first dates are nerve-wracking.
Give yourself a pre-date pep talk, reminding yourself of the great qualities you have to offer. You might hear yourself saying the wrong things, or holding back in fear. Be patient, both with your dates and with yourself.