To establish a social life and find others with similar interests, I recommend It is a site that hosts groups that anyone can organize based on interests… No, it won’t feel good, but let your emotions through because they’re meant to be released! The best thing to do is to make friends and just enjoy life at this point getting into another realtionship with out first working through some of your own issues would be a disaster. I was 52 when I met my fiancee, and with her I have found what has become the best long-term relationship I have ever had.
book clubs, hiking groups, ski clubs, women’s groups, dining out, movies, yoga, fitness, motorcycles, dancing and basically anything you might be interested in. I agree with most take this time to take care of number one YOURSELF. It was hard but i had friends that were very supportive. I believe we are meant to grow old together, and so does she. @turtlegrrrl ; This can also be an amazing time for you and your kids.
I dated after my first marriage ended in divorce for about six years until I married my second wife about seven years ago, so my age during that period was 42 to 48.
I had a large circle of friends, who were more than happy to set me up with single women they knew.
You may find that you’re more attractive than you think.
Years in an emotionally abusive relationship can blur reality. It looks like you’re moving in the right direction.
I went on quite a few blind dates, and tho most never went beyond that first date, it was all generally good fun.
To find someone with common interests, you might consider taking a night course in a subject of interest, or an art or craft or joining a club or gym or volunteering at an animal shelter, or whatever you like. Too many people get into the pattern of always finding the grass greener on the other side…
When we can appreciate our own value, we are more likely to attract others who will feel the same. Chances are, when you go deep enough, the divorce isn’t the only one.
“Fishing” again after more than ten years of marriage scares me, especially as I am a ripe old (creaky) 37.
I am not an attractive person any longer, I am leaving a husband who cheated constantly and the entire idea makes me want to crawl under my bed and stay there, but I don’t want to be alone, either.
I’m currently in a happy, supportive, committed relationship, but I sometimes miss that time of being on my own, answerable to no one, completely free to do as I want.
Focus on yourself, do the things that make you happy, and don’t worry about a new relationship.
I need to get out and mix to find some friends, which I need, but I don’t know where to start. If any of you have been here before, what was it like for you? After being married for 9 years, I was divorced in my 30’s with massive self esteem issues and no money.