Getting back into the dating game after divorce
I may get back in the game someday but for now, I’m content to watch from the sidelines and provide a little coaching every now and then.
a memoir recounting her colorful adventures as she dives into the dating pool after leaving a 20-year marriage stubbornly stuck in neutral.
It actually took about a year before my ego caught up with my emotions.
I eventually reconciled myself to the fact that things weren’t “fine” and I that had some work to do.
Finally, I had to practice enjoying my own company.
It’s like those subway maps in New York, London or Paris.
I had this wrongheaded idea that I could play through the pain.
I was afraid of losing ground to others who were younger and savvier, with better moves.
Knowing when, who and how to date can be baffling after ending a marriage. The best piece of advice I ever received came from a tennis coach.
He said, “Don’t play injured, it only makes things worse.” And of course he was right. The game he was referring to was the dating game, and my injury was a bruised heart.
The more people you meet the better your chances are of meeting someone you’d like to see again.