If your partner is angry, apologize and work to win back that trust.If you have kids Always reveal up front that you have kids.• Be neutral when speaking about your past partner.
As Hartman puts it, "Your date wants to know about you, not your former marriage." • Don't go into too much detail.
Don't beat around the bush, and don't say you are already divorced if you are still in the process of it, as did one man Hartman dated.
"I suspected that this man wasn't over his marriage, which made sense -- after all, he wasn't even divorced yet," she says.
"The overarching fear is that your 'baggage' will bring unhappiness into his or her life," says Hartman.
So, make sure you really are ready to look to the future. Show that you've learned lessons from your previous marriage and moved on.