Re entering the dating world
It’s because living life as a divorced dad initially feels like a black mark on your life. I had a fun time and my reporter skills of asking questions came in handy. Being a divorced dad is actually working to my advantage. I’m beginning to feel emotions I haven’t felt in a long time.
If you are finding that you have some distance to go yet, don’t hesitate to reach out for help.
That might mean starting to make decisions for the future and beginning the process of “moving on.” And finally, at long last, one typically gets to a place where they have an enduring connection with their departed loved one, but also have room emotionally to let others in.
While there is no hard and fast time line for how long it takes to get to this final stage, I’ve heard it said that it often occurs somewhere in the second year after the loss occurs.
That being said, though, there are some signs you can look for to help you understand if you might be ready to try dating again, or if you do need more time.
I’m no counselor or expert in the psychology of loss, but I know from friends who’ve experienced such things that the grief we go through after the death of a loved one does tend to follow a certain process, often not too different from the way a psychology textbook might outline it.