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Dating After Divorce With Kids

7 Reasons I'm Too Much Of A Hot Mess To Be In A Relationship

Divorced Moms | Posted 09.21.2016 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

As I identify my weaknesses and continue to heal, eventually the "mess" will fade away. Then I will just be "hot."

5 Toxic People You Will Meet While Dating After Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 03.18.2016 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Dating after divorce is tough territory and it needs to be done right and it can be, as long as you use common sense, date when you are truly ready, and avoid getting your heart invested with the wrong people.

What It's Like to Have Too Much To Offer

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 02.19.2017 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Now I know I am good enough. I have much to offer. A stable career. A blooming career. The ambition of a billion men and (wo)men. The spirit and energy of a teenager. The friendliness of a Labrador Retriever. A healthy child. Great friends. Two parents who tolerate me. Wink.

Redefining Your Divorce

Sheila Blagg | Posted 12.23.2016 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

We grieve for the loss of our hopes and dreams and for the way we thought our future was going to look. For many of us, however, the reality is that those hopes and dreams were gone long before our divorce, but we chose not to accept it.

I Just Went To My First Party As 'A Single' In 30 Years. Here's What Happened.

High50 | Posted 12.04.2016 | Fifty

Now, I am absolutely not a party girl. Unless there is a theme where I can lose myself a bit and I find fancy dress liberates you. The party's theme is 'zoo' and will be held in a swanky private members' club in London. A little animal action might not come amiss, I think, so I accept and focus on the outfit.

Are Divorced Guys A Turnoff To Women?

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 11.28.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

The divorced guy is oftentimes seemingly wounded. I also think many divorced men have no idea how wonderfully attractive they are.

The #1 Thing To Keep In Mind When Dating As A Single Parent

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 08.14.2016 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

When it comes to dating as a single parent, there is one single most important thing to consider, above everything else: Would you allow your potential partner to date your child?

An Open Letter To The Dudes Dating My Mom

Divorced Moms | Posted 08.04.2016 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

She may care for you. She may even love you. But no one will ever matter to her heart the way that I do.

What It's Like To Meet Your Ex's New Love On Social Media

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 08.03.2016 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

My ex has a girlfriend. I don't know how serious it is or how serious it isn't, but she's there. Just hanging out on his Facebook page, silently. She's there, just casually mentioned by him a month ago.

Missed Shared Memories the Second Time Around

Aubrey Keefer | Posted 06.06.2015 | Divorce
Aubrey Keefer

I reactivated my Instagram account today. Harmless, right? Right. Except that I'd last used it over two years ago. Two years ago, I lived in my dream home.

10 Reasons The Gym Denied My New Year's Resolution Application

Liesl Testwuide | Posted 03.01.2015 | Women
Liesl Testwuide

I decided to get back in shape to avoid being alone for the next decade, so I filled out the membership paperwork at a fancy, schmancy fitness club and awaited their response.

Signs of Compatibility You Can't Ignore

Sheila Blagg | Posted 11.17.2014 | Weddings
Sheila Blagg

Even if things go extraordinarily well, there could be factors that prevent you from being compatible. Likewise, if things go extraordinarily bad, there's still a chance you two are perfect together.

5 Things Not to Include on Your Online Dating Profile

Sheila Blagg | Posted 10.25.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Online dating provides great opportunities for those looking for a relationship, but there are some things to avoid including on your dating profile.

Why You Should Consider Dating A Single Dad

Posted 08.17.2013 | Divorce

By Monique Boyd for Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome walks up to you, smiles and introduces himself. You take one look at him and become e...

Rules of Engagement: Setting the Stage for Post-Divorce Dating With Kids

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

A new relationship can be an exhilarating and blissful experience. But to avoid putting yourself and your kids through another round of family drama, you have to be very aware of what you're doing -- just like you were during your divorce.

Why I'm Not Looking For A Relationship

Jennifer Ball | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

There are plenty of things I need to do: I need to work. I need to parent my children. I need to do laundry and get groceries and walk my dog. Do I need to be in a relationship? I don't think so.

How To Tell The Kids You're Dating

Ann Blumenthal Jacobs | Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce
Ann Blumenthal Jacobs

Telling your children that you are beginning to date or introducing them to a new man in your life be stressful -- for both you and the kids!

Why We Tsk-Tsk Single Moms’ Sex Lives

D. A. Wolf | Posted 12.24.2012 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

I was still married at the time, but my girlfriend wasn't. At thirty-something, she was a veritable man magnet -- smart, sassy and gorgeous. She was also divorced with two bright kids, an ex she couldn't abide and a socializing style that gave new meaning to the phrase, "don't get mad, get even."

How To Attract The Right Mate After Divorce

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2012 | Divorce
Maddisen K. Krown

List all of the qualities you do desire in yourself and your partner. Enjoy this list of what you desire to have in your life. Read, picture, feel, enjoy, and embody these qualities.

What Time Apart Did To My Marriage

D. A. Wolf | Posted 05.11.2012 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

Sometimes, years pass before we have that lightbulb moment -- noting situations we neither predicted nor imagined -- something like separate vacations or separate activities which, taken to an extreme, may lead to separate lives.

Talking To Kids About Dating After Divorce

Jennifer Mattern | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents

By Jennifer Mattern "So ... did you KISS him?" My inquisitor is my 7-year-old daughter. The Spanish Inquisition could have used her. This one, s...

Confessions Of A Wicked Step-Mother

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 09.20.2011 | Divorce
Nina Lorez Collins

When I got married, at twenty-three, I became a stepmother to a seven-year-old-boy. I'd known Jonah since he was four, and his parents had divorced wh...

I Don't Want My Ex Back

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Divorce
Nina Lorez Collins

When women talk about the current romantic lives of their ex-husbands, it's common to hear refrains along the lines of "I couldn't care less who he's ...

Is It Fair To Involve My Kid In My Quest For New Love?

Strollerderby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

"How long do you think it'll be before I have a boyfriend?" I asked. "Never," my daughter replied. "You're gonna live with me for the rest of your l...