Dating a young divorced man
So your boyfriend may be divorced, but that doesn’t mean he’s divorced completely from his old life.He’s still friends with those who are also friends with his ex.Discretion doesn’t just come mean hidden from public. Simply don’t advertise your relationship on social media just yet, especially if the divorce proceedings started.Unless you want to be portrayed as the home-wrecker.[Read: The happy couple’s guide to social media etiquette] #4 He’s been there, done that.He may not feel as excited about the whole idea of marriage, especially after coming off a rough one. The thing is, he might be jaded about the whole thing after what he experienced.Besides, he’s trying to move on from the relationship.
If you think he is pretty much set and stable in life, think again. Cooking for your boyfriend in the kitchen where they might have had sex too. Once he introduces you to his family and friends *finally*, be prepared to be scrutinized and compared.It’s common knowledge that guys typically lag significantly behind women when it comes to acting their age, so is raising the dating age bar really that bad of an idea? Here are 11 reasons why: He’s more likely to be responsible, and not in the “I ate real food instead of cereal for dinner” kind of way. I admit, initially this could seem like a downfall, but just remember, you’re dating him — not his children. It’s important to realize that by having children, he knows how to take care of and think about other people. He’s all with the marriage, kids, white-picket fence thing.Rather, he is responsible not only for himself, but also for others. Without the pressure of all that, there’s a lot more time and room in a relationship to actually be in the moment and enjoy getting to know one another without feeling preoccupied by future expectations. He has a couch instead of a futon, there’s more than beer in his fridge and you aren’t likely to have to forage through his bathroom in search of something that resembles toilet paper.On the upside, everything in his life is pretty much figured out—kids, house, finances, and all that. Be prepared to have conversations about his ex, especially if the divorce proceedings are underway. ” He’ll answer stoically with, “I talked to her *the soon-to-be ex-wife*, and she wouldn’t agree to the terms of the divorce.” Then he might go on an angry and bitter tirade of how selfish, awful, or stubborn his ex is.
Be secure enough about yourself to hear about the ex without overanalyzing things or taking it all too personally. While you lend your support for whatever your boyfriend goes through, you don’t have to know every detail of the divorce and even his past relationship.If he still lives in his house where he used to live with his ex, then you’d have to be prepared. They will judge you and even stack you up against his ex.