Q: I’m in unknown territory. My marriage of five years ended in (not super messy) divorce, and now, a couple years later, I’ve reentered the dating scene. This is a position I never thought I’d find myself in, but here we are.
After a handful of casual dates, I’ve started seeing someone regularly. They’re wonderful and understanding and communicative… but they’ve never been married. I want them to understand what it’s like for me to be new on the dating scene after divorce. I also want to make sure they feel confident in our relationship. I’m afraid they think I’m constantly comparing them to my ex-husband.
Things are going well, but I’m not sure how to navigate this rocky new terrain. What do we need to talk about? How do I broach these topics with my new partner?
Are you with someone who is divorced? What did you need to know to make it work? Or are you divorced and dating (or remarried)? How did you help set your partner at ease?