You’ll need their shoulders to cry on, and their wisdom and listening ears to help you navigate this exciting new chapter. With the life changes you’ve gone through, make sure you’re taking the time to focus on you. Dress in a way that makes you feel good about what you see in the mirror.
Switch up your daily routine so you’re not stuck in past patterns and ruts by default, and choose to surround yourself with the people and things that inspire you.
He tells you that you are doing it the wrong way or that things you are interested in are stupid.
Questions to ask yourself: Does he get extremely angry if you do not follow through? Do you really want to be controlled by another person? He tells you that he sees you looking at other men.
He does not like you talking to other men – including your friend’s husbands or your brother’s friends.
He says that he wants you all to himself and does not like to share.
Need a little encouragement before you take that plunge? It sounds like trite advice, but it’s worth following: Don’t date until you’re ready to date. If you’re serious about finding love again, make sure you understand where you are in the healing process.
While you probably shouldn’t spill intimate details of your marriage’s demise on a first date, be honest and open (if/when appropriate) about the fact that you’re divorced.
Don’t judge yourself on your date’s behalf; you’ll likely be surprised at the empathy and grace extended in response to your honesty.
Questions to ask yourself: What are you waiting for? Why are you allowing his negativity to bring you down?
Do you feel sorry for him and want to “fix” his life? He tells you to wear his favorite color or certain types of clothing when going out on a date (or he buys you clothes to wear.) He tells you how and when to do everything.