But, I figured, if Robin Wright can snag a hot younger boyfriend after 15 years of marriage and a very public divorce, I could at least give dating a shot.To my pleasant surprise, my 30-something confidence combined with the dawn of casual online dating culture made for one damn fun year and a half.Give yourself some time to get used to your new life, discover things about yourself didn't know, and settle into life as you now know it.Then, when you're past the point of licking some serious post-divorce wounds and you've found some inner peace, you might be ready to get out there.At the time, even though I didn't know it, a finalized divorce was still more than a year out.My therapist mentioned I needed two years of self-reflection and healing time between significant relationships, and was kind enough to inform me that the clock actually doesn't start ticking until I had a Divorce Decree in hand. You might be hearing from friends and well-meaning folks, Since I've lived through it, I'm a big believer in the two-year rule.
And I don’t know the first thing about you or your individual circumstances. Now, in some respects, this made sense, in that I wasn’t going wallow in misery and think about what I did wrong or how I could fix things.
I thought I was going to get a ring, I was disappointed, tried to hide my feelings.
Its not a bad thing to mention a ring but there is no course on this but it is up to the guy. I see you signed in Bee Bee, welcome to RTN and PM me if I miss the post..... My point was, He was spending 3k toward a roof, 3k on a new back porch..
I was encouraged to immediately start dating after my separation.
After all, if you've tolerated a bad relationship that finally ends, why wouldn't it make sense to immediately start looking for something great with someone fantastic? My friends rallied around me, told me "I still had it" and began introducing me to eligible bachelors, whether they were a potential fit or not.