Dating someone recently divorced
[Read: 9 easy things you can do to get his mom to adore you] #10 You may feel judged by his kids. Having kids of his own already, do you think he’s ready/wants more kids with you? [Read: 50 relationship questions to test your compatibility] #13 He may be traumatized. Perhaps his ex-wife has an addiction or mental disease *well, some guys would say their ex-wives are crazy*, or the whole marriage has been disastrous.
Either way, no one comes out of a marriage unscathed.
Whatever you want to know, wait until your man is comfortable enough to tell you about it.
If you’re a divorced guy, you don’t need to hear it from me: divorce sucks. Basically every student that attends our weeklong residential program in Los Angeles who’s divorced tells me that it’s the hardest thing he’s ever gone through in his life.
What’s more, guys who have been through a divorce generally aren’t in a huge hurry to get back on the horse and start dating again. At least as much as someone who has never been there can.
Sure, I’ve had my share of breakups that were hard to get through. When you go through a divorce a big part of who you were before changes.
No matter how independent you are, to some degree your identity is tied up with being married and being married to her.
While awkward, be polite and learn to set boundaries for yourself and for them as a divorced couple.