Dating at midlife what you need to know

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I can’t tell you about the exact moment when my heart broke.

There’s no one definitive event that ended my marriage of 17 years.

Take that heartfelt knowledge and look for another sage soul who shares your interests and passions.

Look at relationships like a series of puzzle pieces making up the picture of your life—there are many different pieces in your puzzle—take some of the pressure off by reminding yourself that a romantic relationship is just one.

The secret to successful dating is to look at the entire experience with a light heart and to imagine that it is part of rather than a means to an end. ” What I do advise is to set your intention around finding the following three things out on your date: A friend of mine recently tried this and reported back that it changed the whole dating experience for him—from anxiety producing to enjoyable.

Rather than focusing on how the date “should” be (How should I be?

But how to date in the era of eggplant emojis and Snapchat attention spans, when everyone is a Google or Facebook creep away?

I like to encourage people to get into “game shape” for the dating experience. In addition to looking better on the outside, you’ll be taking care of yourself on the inside, too.

If you’re thinking about putting on your big girl pants and diving back into dating, here’s what you should consider.

It’s important after a major breakup to take time to heal.

We were stuck, like so many couples in midlife, having spent all our energy on raising small kids, climbing career ladders and trying to fit square pegs into round holes. Deciding to separate was, in a way, one final act of love to save what was left of something once beautiful.

It’s been over a year since my kids’ dad moved out and I found myself sleeping alone for the first time in nearly two decades.

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