Dating a recently divorced guy...

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Registered: 04-06-2006
Dating a recently divorced guy...
Thu, 12-09-2010 - 9:31pm

I'm thinking about starting a relationship with a guy who is recently divorced. We have known each other for 10+ years. He has 2 kids that he has custody of. Just wondering what to expect and if I should treat this just like any other relationship. Any advice would be helpful, including on how I suggest to him that we start dating.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 12-10-2010 - 1:31am

I would recommend against dating any recently divorced people.

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Registered: 05-20-2010
Mon, 12-13-2010 - 6:11pm

I wouldn't treat this like every other relationship. This sounds like a delicate situation that should be treated delicately. I'm not one who believes in hard and fast, black and white rules about not dating for a certain amount of time after a divorce - everyone is different. But it should be given considerable thought before just jumping in. There are lots of questions to ask:

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Registered: 05-01-2007
Wed, 12-15-2010 - 7:18pm

I think what the other posters have suggested is right on.