Maybe you’re still single, but you’re forging a new path with your finances, career and some travel thrown in for fun. Or you want to get back in the game,you’re your hand at online dating and find that special someone. Or Maybe you’ve already found a new partner and are considering remarriage, but have questions about your soon-to-be stepchildren. As you recover from the legal, financial and emotional aspects of your divorce, here are some things to consider for your future. 1. TAKE TIME TO GET INTO ANOTHER RELATIONSHIP.
Particularly if you have had trust issues
with your ex-spouse, taking your time
before jumping into a new "committed" relationship is a good idea. Some experts suggest introducing your new date to friends and family to check out the "fit." Some suggest waiting a period of time before committing to a physical relationship. Whatever you decide, trust your gut instincts on the person's trustworthiness before moving forward with a more permanent relationship..
2. BE CAREFUL ONLINE.
It's commonplace to meet dates online.
In fact, some experts consider it much easier than past singles venues. If you decide to go the online route,
make certain you are cautious at first with details about your life, meet your potential dates in high-traffic areas for coffee or lunch before inviting someone into your home. While many people do find their soulmates online
, it's still good to be careful as you introduce new people into your life.
3. CONSIDER THERAPY BEFORE REMARRIAGE.
Statistics show that many second marriages end in divorce as well. So as you prepare before your wedding, make certain you understand the commitment you are making. A marriage therapist
can help you and your new partner make the most of your relationship by helping you unload your baggage from the past with new communication or relationship techniques to help make this time around better for both of you. If you cannot afford amarriage counselor
, some government agencies offer low-cost alternatives. And some churches often have their own version of religious pre-marital counseling, which can help. Click here to read more tips you should consider before remarriage...
4. KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING INTO WITH CHILDREN.
If your new spouse has children and so do you, having his and hers in the house – with the potential of an “ours” someday – can be chaotic and make for a difficult adjustment period.
“The Brady Bunch” is just a TV show. No matter whose they are, children are a life-time responsibility. And stepparenting
in the real world requires communication, patience and love. Consider research on stepparenting, support groups or other ways to connect with your new family.