Is it true that the love life of a divorced woman is over after her divorce? It is not; then why do many of them think that it is?
It is often we hear from a lot of divorced women that their love life is over once their divorce is finalized. And usually, we hear that from the ones who are in the midlife age or older.
For many decades in the past, women were taught, lead and shown that their prime time to get married and to have their own family was when they were in their teens, or the latest in their early twenties. Once they were past these ages, they were considered a spinster (a name to call a woman who was past her prime time and would stay unmarried); and it was unfortunate for them, this was how they felt, that not many of them could find a man who would want to marry them.
Now a day, that concept is out of date. Women, as well as men, get married when they want to. But, regardless of the current concept that there is no age limit for women in the aspect of love or marriage, many of them still have the thought of when it is past the time for them to find love or to get married or to remarry; it is because they still have heard that from their mothers, grandmothers, and some segments of society. It is hard to completely get rid of something that was so much ingrained in people's mind for a long time.
Furthermore, even at the current time, many men do not want to have a wife who is past a certain age. How often do we see many men, regardless of their age, desire a young woman for their date or girl friend or wife? So there are no wonder that many women, single or divorced, still feel that their love life is over because of their age.
We, women, divorced or not, just have to remember that love does not discriminate age, gender, race, religion, politics, etc... So it means no one is too old to fall in love or to get married, if we love someone enough to want to marry them. And we have to remind ourselves that getting older does not mean we are dead; it is only when we are dead, we will not feel anything.
Women dating after divorce can be faced with a lot of challenges. It can also be scary especially for those who are used to be with their former partners. It is like you are taken away from your comfort zone. It is difficult to adjust to things after divorce. For women who want to begin dating again may be considering a lot of things. Problems may not be too far for women who have just gotten a divorce. But everything is resolvable.
To begin to date after divorce for women may not be instant. A woman especially those who are in their 40s are faced with different thoughts and hindrances to think about. Some may think that they cannot date again with somebody else. Others may think that it is already too late for them to start a new life and meet men again. And for some, love and dating has already ended after the divorce because of their age.
These ideas are totally untrue. Divorced women that want to start dating have a lot to offer men in terms of life experience. This just shows that a woman reacts to the different situations in her life effectively and positively. One should not dwell on a failed marriage; one must move on and get a life again. Men who just got a divorce may have had several dates already, women are also entitled to have a new life of romance.
So, how can a woman who just got divorced solve the challenges she is facing after a failure in marriage? First thing to do is to accept what has happened. Some things are meant to fail. It is not anyone's fault. But life should go on. Talk to friends and family so that you can spill out all the hurt and bad feelings that you still have inside.
After some realizations, get back to life. Have the idea to go out and meet new friends again. It is not too late to enjoy life and entertain new acquaintances. You may ask friends to introduce you to bachelors they know. It will not hurt if you try to enjoy time with new male friends. Join online dating sites. Explore your world and be open to new ideas. Do not limit your opportunities now that you are single again.
Be comfortable in places where you can actually meet lots of people like bars, restaurants or shopping areas. You can also join groups wherein you can meet new people. Get on with a hobby and join groups that can improve your skills with that particular hobby and at the same time meet new friends.
It will also help if you can change a few things about yourself to mark the start of a new life and to show that you have actually moved on. A few changes in your wardrobe or hairstyle can do a lot for you. It's important to be able to attract other guys who want to get to know you. Be inspired and get back to becoming beautifully single again. Be confident, positive and just enjoy life more. Men are looking for women whom they can enjoy time and life with and not those who dwell on problems.
Women dating after divorce should realize that it is the right time to let go of the past and be happy with what life is bringing them at present. Women who are at the stage where they have to deal with situations after divorce should make more time for themselves since they may have ignored their needs during the time they were still in their marriage. This is their time to think of their own happiness. A divorce should not stop one from enjoying new and other friends' company. This is the perfect time to be getting on with life and enjoy dating the second time around.