Navigating the choppy waters of the dating pool is difficult enough, but in today’s complicated world, people come with more baggage than ever.
For women, pursuing romance after a divorce or break-up presents a slew of unexpected challenges.
Although everyone knows the word “money” should have no place in the same sentence as love, the modern woman is savvy when it comes to her financial reality.
When you are older, established, and are pursuing romance with a financially settled man, the topic of divorce throws a wrench into the equation.
As a smart woman, you need to be prepared to confront a host of obstacles that will try your patience and threaten to end the relationship well before it’s even begun.
When you’re young and carefree, the world is your oyster, and courting someone feels like an anticipated hobby.
While the Hollywood image of the scorned woman may be exaggerated, there’s no mistaking the complicated role you will play as his new girlfriend.
It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but experts always reinforce that an ex-wife, especially the mother of a man’s children, will always exert a certain amount of power and authority over his life.
If anything, she will always have a presence, whether it’s in communicating about their brood, arranging visitation, dealing with child support, alimony, etc.
That being said, all relationships with exes don’t have to be contentious.
Before you make a serious emotional investment, be weary of your partner’s behavior and attitude toward the future, and if he’s the right one, give it time.