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5 Stages of Breakup Grief

Bernie Lautrette | Posted 11.20.2015 | Divorce
Bernie Lautrette

You may lose all reason, do senseless things or generally feel like shit. And it's all ok. Because when a relationship ends, it's only natural to go through the 5 stages of breakup grief.

7 Things You Should Never Say On A First Date

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.03.2015 | Divorce

First dates are stressful for a reason. Say the wrong thing and you can kiss date number two goodbye. Below, dating experts share some of the subject...

4 Things People Will Say After Your Divorce And What They Really Mean

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.28.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

When you're operating at a hundred percent, you can usually tell good advice from bad advice. But when you're going through a divorce, you're not your normal, level-headed self. That means there's a high risk that you could take garbage advice seriously -- or even worse, follow it.

The 15 Best Things About Dating After Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.14.2014 | Divorce

You're not alone if you're constantly weighing the pros and cons of dating again after divorce: "Am I really ready to date?" you wonder. "Are my kids ...

6 Reasons Your Ex Still Hates You

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 11.28.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

In most cases, divorce brings out the worst in people: rage, pettiness, quirks and self-righteousness all go into overdrive. Here's why your ex may be having a hard time coming off that pile of post-divorce ugliness.

Do's and Don'ts for Body and Mind Post-Divorce Makeovers

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Indulging in financial self-soothing following the stressful divorce process is the reward that many women seek in the days after that Final Judgment is received. Justified trips to Cancun, rationalized days at the spa, and country club memberships are the delicious luxuries we seek, when soothing our aching hearts.

The Road to Positive Self Talk

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 10.25.2014 | Divorce

I started to see the therapist that my ex and I used to see together. It was then I was able to hear my words aloud. And boy, were they scary.

15 Things You Need To Know Before Even Thinking About Dating Again

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.28.2014 | Divorce

You have to be an emotional gladiator to go out there and date again after divorce. From getting swiped into oblivion by potential dates on Tinder to ...

50 Lessons From 50 First Dates After Divorce

Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce

From Sweet Cicily for Five years after my divorce, I entered the world of dating. In fact, I have gone on almost 50 first dates. E...

How Great Should First-Time Sex With a New Partner Be?

Em & Lo | Posted 06.24.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

We tend to think that first-time sex -- assuming it's the beginning of a beautiful relationship and not a one-night stand -- doesn't really need any accessorizing.

10 Tips On Introducing The Kids To Your New Partner

Posted 01.27.2014 | Divorce

Dating when you've got kids? It's complicated and then some. There's no shortage of big questions to consider when getting back into the dating sce...

Everything You Need To Know About The Men You'll Date After Divorce

Magda Pecsenye | Posted 03.07.2014 | Divorce
Magda Pecsenye

They're as honest as they can be. If they're going to choose time with you over Netflix and a beer on the couch with their dog, it's because they either think you have a future together or they really want to have sex with you. And they'll be honest about which one it is.

The Battle of the Broken-Hearted: How to Get From Empowered Victim to Being an Empowered You!

Betsy Chasse | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Betsy Chasse

When we determinedly look for something, we find it in reality or often through our perceived projections. We are quite adept at proving ourselves right. We are excellent at selecting the evidence needed to fulfill that which we believe to be true.

What You Need To Know When Dating Again After Divorce

Christina Pesoli | Posted 11.08.2013 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

Because many women have been raised to think "catching a man" is their top objective, women often approach dating as a prolonged marketing campaign. By spending your time trying to sell, you forget to consider whether you're interested in buying.

13 Dos and Don'ts For Dating, As Told In Gifs

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.31.2013 | Divorce

Dating is awkward by nature, but there's something particularly painful about going on a date after you've been out of the game for a while. So to mak...

4 Words That Describe Dating After A Long Dry Spell

Posted 10.23.2013 | Divorce

Dating when you've been out of the game for a while is not for the faint of heart. Just ask Jennie Garth. On Monday, the 41-year-old actress stopp...

Readers Weigh In: 13 Ways The Dating Scene Has Changed

Posted 09.11.2013 | Divorce

We hate to break it to you, but the simple act of going on a date is not what it used to be. From texting as the go-to medium for conversation, to dea...

When Does A First Date Lead To A Second?

Posted 09.06.2013 | Divorce

Nothing is more nerve-wracking about dating after divorce than the dreaded first date. What will you wear? Will you and your date hit it off? How in t...

3 Words That Describe Dating After Divorce

Posted 09.03.2013 | Divorce

Let's face it, getting back out into the dating scene after divorce is no easy feat. Still, once you've found someone you're truly interested in, the ...

How Readers Knew Their New Partner Was 'The One'

Posted 08.15.2013 | Divorce

It's not easy to allow yourself to fall back in love after divorce. But after years of playing it safe in the relationships department, sometimes all ...

16 Tips To Make Online Dating Less Stressful

Posted 07.30.2013 | Divorce

Let's face it: Online dating after divorce can be scary. From deceiving profile photos (your junior year in college was forever ago, people!) to clich...

LOOK: Text Sent Before Blind Date Is Hilariously Awkward

Posted 07.23.2013 | Divorce

Blind dates are always potentially disastrous, and even more so for divorcees who've been out of the dating game for years. That's what we were rem...

10 Signs You're Ready To Find Love Again

Posted 07.17.2013 | Divorce

When it comes to finding love after divorce (or anytime, really), we're partial to the Doris Day "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" method. ...

The Boy Toy

Pauline Gaines | Posted 09.14.2013 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

I felt amused and flattered, being propositioned by a man half my age, especially since I don't consider myself chill, and in fact, am not even sure what chill is. I felt excited, yes, but also a little icky, and in need of a loofah.

How I Knew I Was Finally Ready To Date Again

Posted 07.11.2013 | Divorce

The decision to date again after divorce is not something most of us take lightly. After having your heart broken, putting yourself out there again ca...