Not divorced dating

There are some things that can be said with the best of intentions, but just don’t have the impact you think they will.

You might be surprised to find a little more knowledge makes you feel more at ease in your protectiveness. In 2016, she left her position as a middle school teacher to focus on photography and is still in awe of the blessings God is bringing to herself, her family, and her clients through .

And don’t forget: It’s conversations with those closest to us that often help us reflect and process, learning more about ourselves and how or why we feel the way we do. Amber lives with Cystic Fibrosis and CF Related Diabetes; she is still on the quest to finding balance in the business of motherhood and medications.

You were by her side for all of it, from the blistering pain to the drunken karaoke. The final stamp of the judge’s approval on the divorce papers?

So here’s what NOT to say to your recently divorced friend who is now dating: “It’s too soon.” First of all, what timeline are you judging this by?

Tell me about him.” Or, “I’m a little nervous for you still, but I’d like to meet him.” Or even just something as simple as, “It’s good to see you smile.” These things don’t imply total support for the new relationship, but they show interest in and support for your friend. If you’re able, find ways to celebrate this with her. But for her sake, please do it without using the phrases above!

If she turned to you in her heartbreak before, it’s very likely she wishes she could also share this awesome adventure with you now. If you’re too uncertain to celebrate it, talk with her about it. Amber wrote her first poem at the age of seven and has been writing somewhat more coherently ever since; she currently blogs with an amazing team of contributors at the Kansas City Mom’s Blog.

It’s not going to be easy, but it’s necessary for you to completely heal and move on.

What you’re about to read is what I’ve learned by talking to hundreds of guys who have been through a divorce plus all of the research I have done over the years.

Your friend might not even be ready to think about the future. Because she might just be perfectly happy where she is right now. And it is not changing your friend’s feelings about her dating relationship– it’s changing your relationship with her.

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