Dating a divorced male
Divorced men are twice as likely to commit suicide as married men.Divorced men are also more prone to alcohol problems, so be careful of starting down that road.Before throwing yourself into a relationship with a newly divorced man, make sure that you aren't his rebound.Relationships that start as a rebound after divorce may end in failure more easily than those that don't, according to psychiatrist Mark Banschick on on the Psychology Today website.In his research, he's found that when dads learn how to put compromises before conflict and competition, both the kids and the parents do better."Learn to manage as well as you can from the middle ground," says Braver."Workloads go up and down, schedules can shift, and you want some way to take that into account." If you're a dad, divorce doesn't change that.
"Drinking a six pack is a binge." Buser's advice: Connect with other guys.
"Lots of guys have never had experience as the primary caregiver, and they don't know what to do and have trouble adapting," Buser says.
"But divorce gives them an opportunity, when they are with their kids, to be a full-time parent for the first time.
They rush into new relationships -- and often into new marriages -- within the first year.
"That's no doubt the biggest mistake," says Buser, who is based in Houston.