Meredith, I was a good husband and father for 18 years and I am very much a relationship kinda guy.
Am I going to be blacklisted for life because of two marriages (one of which was at 19) that didn't work???
We asked experts—and women who've dated (and even married!
Divorce is often the consequence of those relational decisions in conjunction with the selfishness of one or both parties in a marriage.
These can be great perks," says licensed psychotherapist Tina B. They're also more "willing to share their feelings and tackle the tough topics," says relationship expert Lori Bizzoco, founder of Cupids "Men who are divorced enjoy companionship that they were familiar with having been married before," says La Pronda, 43, who's dated both never-married and divorced men.
"They don't shy away from a conversation about relationships, marriage, love and intimacy." Adds Bizzoco, "Even though his previous marriage didn't work out, dating shows he's willing to open himself up to love and that he's interested in something serious again."4. Men naturally want to "fix" things and problem solve, life coach and dating expert Brooke Lewis points out, which can translate into a post-divorce desire for a successful new relationship.
And as far as I'm concerned, this woman is a "poor candidate for marriage." Marriage is about acceptance and honesty, not about finding the person with the best dating resume.
There are zillions of women out there who would happily date a self-aware guy who has been married twice for understandable reasons.