Dating and intimacy after divorce
The interviews focused on how divorcees interpreted their experiences and used them to redefine how they approached intimacy in their (new) post-divorce relationships.Analysis of the interviews indicated a primary theme of post-divorce relationships was the view of intimacy based on equal friendship, respect for individual differences, and each person having a sense of self-sufficiency.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.
The analysis also indicated that although people had different levels of optimism about their ability to find new relationships, the process of purposefully analyzing the previous relationship allowed most to find new romantic relationship partners following their divorce.
They won’t be interested in pumping your ego or making you feel young.
Rather they will be someone who will have realistic expectations of you and be accepting of who you are at this time of your life.
When they tell you that they don’t want these things they are lying! Early 40’s with small children – although these women are closer to your age (not really) they are at a completely different stage.
They are raising small kids and are looking for someone to be a partner.In addition, participants expressed a desire to have better conflict resolution, more expressive communication in their relationships, and participation in more shared activities.