Everyone is different, but with a measure of commitment I think a relationship can work at any age. He lives very well right now. And fatherhood by a man who doesn't just walk away from his kids is an admirable trait in a man. He gave them to me after the divorce even though they were supposed to remain with him. I advise all men to carefully consider all they could lose before risking it all.
Most are around my age. I was semi-engaged three separate times…and called it off. I am a spiritual person and I think we were given this precious gift of connection with others as a reminder of the deep connection we have with our Creator. Single people can have more serious issues than someone who is divorced. I have a son who I have great relationship with.
With these women, as a man, I seem to have two strikes against me before they even get to know me. Remember believe nothing you hear and half what you see. Divorce can be very expensive. He said that one day the young guy would have a family. Old, overweight, dressed up as men, with bad hygiene and horrible attitudes, full of baggage from previous marriages. And now I am labeled a divorced man who is looked down by other. My step daughter came first over her dad before she even became my step daughter officially! Keep up the fight and the outreach.
What I seem to be encountering mostly are women who are angry and disappointed with men. Navigating a new romantic relationship is always tough. That makes it more difficult to get to know people. How would you feel if you where divorced and somebody layed down these theories on you. You will see that suddenly she becomes beyond irritable every time the kids say something positive about you. No one held a gun to your head forcing you to spend a single minute with a person who obviously used you. He is left high and dry, with few if any of the old friendships left that he would have enjoyed as a married man in a partnership.
I like spreading some around in the hopes that one day I will find a nice man to spend my life with who will love me back. I am a loner because most of my friends are acting like Grandmas now and i dont have anything in common with them so i have fun traveling alone and meeting people. Beauty is from the inside and shines on the outside. The fact that I was a single mother with no other income did not seem to worry him at all. Men should take the time to learn how women work. This is especially true if it's uncertain how serious the relationship will be.
I would say get the hell out of Cali…I spend too much time there for work…and it is a cesspool of people. I took on the new responsibility of not only getting used to living with him but also being introduced to his children. And I dont mean to make it sound like relationships are always work for me. So the next time a divorced dad tries to convince me I should give him a chance it's no way! Before getting into anything too serious, be sure that you know his stance on marrying again. Fell in love and so did he after a few rounds of golf. I am divorced man and my experience was nothing but a nightmare.
I can understand that he doesn't want to screw my life but wants me happy but my heart doesn't want to get away like that it hurts me a lot to see him hurt. Talk about playing Russian Roulette. I know I will continue to have great accomplishments with or without a man in my life. Know whether you are open to this or not. Where once we could work all day, then party most of the night and be up for work the following morning, that doesn't work that way much after 40. I am 44 and never married and when I did online dating I was mostly contacted by divorced dads, though my profile stated childless men only. She is an ex for a reason.
Best part: he isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves to help. Everything from knitting to dancing meetups. Six months is not all that long. We had a failure in communication that seemed to start breaking down as the kids were leaving for college. My relation with my husband is an honest one and he still makes me laugh and I love being around him.
The kids are seeing it. Sure, they can date younger women, but many chose to date those closer to their age. And now for the good ones, because yes,. Most people will hear you were divorced and won't change their opinion. There are differing opinions on whether men and women can be friends, but I think studies bear out that while women can be 'just friends,' men not so.