Content provided on this site is for entertainment or informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical or health, safety, legal or financial advice. Click here for additional information. People need time to adjust to the major changes that divorce brings: Divorce is a death of sorts.
It takes time to go through the grieving process. However, if you wait too long, some things happen that make dating more difficult. You get comfortable being alone After some time, you start to enjoy the freedom that comes with being on your own.
You never have to compromise on a restaurant. You can stay in your pajamas and watch chick flicks on Netflix, or you can get up early and run non-stop all day. The choice is up to you. The thought of fielding pick-up lines from guys at bars can make you hyperventilate. Do you understand me? Only doctors had mobile phones and they were as big as a shoe box! Online dating scares the snot out of me. Weeding through hundreds of guys who probably want to make a suit of my skin, trying to find that one gem who not only is not a serial killer, but who also chews with his mouth closed can be daunting.
And which of the trillions of online dating sites should you use? Out of necessity, I learned how to do these things. I no longer felt like I needed a man in my life. Sure, it would be nice to have someone to do those things and to help out, but when it comes down to it, I am capable of taking care of everything on my own.
You decide you never want to share a bathroom again There are some advantages to being on your own — advantages like getting up to pee in the middle of the night and not falling in the toilet because no one has left the seat up. Not having to pick up laundry from the floor brings me utter joy. Why would I want to go back to sharing a bathroom or bedroom with anyone? You get set in your ways You have a routine. You know what needs to be done and how and when it needs to be done. Sometimes I think it would be nice to have some help, but I know myself.
Maybe I should be medicated. I was talking to my hairdresser and comparing notes on bad dates. She and I both came to the same conclusion — because we waited too long, dating is harder and the thought of letting someone into our lives makes us a little twitchy. Wait long enough to grieve and get your act together, then jump right in before you become a bitter old cat lady like me.
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