You need to be supported right now, not the other way round. If you’re new to the dating game after a decades long marriage, brush up on your social skills. Compile suitably friendly and upbeat questions before meeting someone, have some answers rehearsed about yourself.
I was amazed at the camaraderie amongst fellow divorcees – the girl who threw the party is still a friend today. On that first crucial date after your divorce – treat yourself kindly. This is the beginning of a new chapter in your dating life – mark it. Know that you will be nervous when you stating dating again. Make sure you’re with friends who will boost your ego and lose those energy vampire friends who aren’t there for you. See your girlfriends (or male friends) on their own. Trust me, they really won’t be at all interested in hearing about the failings of your marriage and your musings on why it didn’t work.
Regardless of the reasons, going through a divorce after 60 can be one of the most challenging experiences of your life.
In a previous article, I wrote about how women go through 5 stages when recovering from a divorce.
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