Dating someone going through a divorce
The majority immediately scramble to salvage their marriages, citing family or finances, prepared to agree to anything to keep their world in tact.Often this is in reaction to the shock, and not being prepared.As a result, the loss is often experienced as trauma.But much of this too is to avoid the complex array of losses and challenges divorce presents a man.Many of these losses though, are a result men’s typical, if not default, role within marriage of being the financial provider.by Larry O'Connor, MFT Men’s Challenges with Separation and Divorce “Women grieve the loss of a relationship before ending it, men grieve it after it has ended,” may say it best.
While he continued to develop his career skills, he did so at the cost of neglecting skills of domestic life–especially maintaining social-connectedness.
Because women typically grieve relationships before end, they feel relief, experience less stress, and adjustment better after than men.
As expected, women initiating divorce ultimately identify their spouse as the “true” initiator.
The irony is that men, despite their own dissatisfaction are more likely to resist divorce.
Additionally, are less likely to isolate, and seek support and companionship with friends or family.
Apart from career, a man’s partner is typically his most vital relationship.