Not divorced but dating
Texting is OK as a “heads-up” method of communication, like, “I’m running five minutes late.” But it shouldn’t take the place of all communication, and texting too much can lead to premature intimacy.
If you feel that someone texts you too much, suggest that you chat by phone instead!
Within two months, you’ve had “the discussion” and have defined an exclusive relationship! There will be ups and downs, weeks where you have many dates, and weeks where you have none.
Have a good vetting process and keep the pipeline filled.
Divorce is one of the most traumatic events we go through, and when we reach the proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel," many of us feel that little spring in our step and start to think about dating again.
So how can you start off on the right foot when you're just beginning to dip your toes back into the dating pool?
Dating from a place of anger doesn’t usually lead to good choices.
Don’t skip the counseling sessions — they will help tremendously down the road. We do what is comfortable instead of what is right.
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I coach all of my clients through a “marriage map” exercise to create a road map of a partner that will make them happy, which is necessary to start picking the right people. Many women stare blankly at me when I ask this question, because they’ve been so busy taking care of everyone else around them that they’ve totally lost sight of what makes them happy.