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.
Make a list of five to 10 things that bring you joy, and start to do them again.
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!I’m in it to win it, not in it for a minute.”At this point, I hope you’ve done the "inside work" necessary to find a healthy relationship.Do you understand what went wrong in your relationship?If you’ve always wanted to take up photography, find a group that welcomes new budding photographers.
Joining groups is a great way to dip your toe back in the water and start making new friends — and maybe new dating connections!Dating after divorce isn’t easy, and will require a great group of people surrounding you to keep you motivated and inspired!Maybe it’s your buddies from work, school, your family, neighbors or kids.RELATED: Complaining just might be the secret to a happy relationship If you don’t have the built-in village, consider enlisting a professional, someone who can help you maintain enthusiasm and set and achieve goals.The dating village should be filled with people who support you and will bring you up, instead of bringing you down.When I say "date," I'm referring to the old-school style of dating — not sleeping together or hooking up.