To some, divorce can be a release. To others, it is a devastating blow. For others still it heralds a new and better beginning. So why does the experience vary so much, and why do men especially seem to struggle with divorce? Yes, that is right, men struggle with divorce. They are not automatons, things without feelings who can brush off the loss of a long-term relationship with ease and nary a backwards glance.
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Dating after divorce for a man comes with this romantic notion that there are millions of women just waiting for him, the stud-man, to be the one to sweep her off her feet, make passionate love to her, and answer all her feminine needs. Yeah, right! Just the other day, the message from a male client was: I had a horrible first date yesterday. Just a nightmare. Of course, it was. Stuck in your unfulfilling, possibly sexless marriage and dreaming of getting out, you have no idea what dating after divorce for men is really like. Even when the man in the partnership cheats or emotionally leaves the marriage first, most men find that dating after divorce is a complex and difficult experience.
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For guys going through divorce, there's no better advice than from those who've been there. But when it comes to open, honest talk about splitting up, we don't often hear from men -- and that's why we launched a new series called When Men Divorce. We asked divorced men about the things every man needs to know if he finds himself faced with divorce papers. Here's what they said:. Spend time with close men friends who can hear you without offering lots of advice.
It would be great to talk to you, Dad. The text messages between Chris Huhne and his then year-old son, Peter , are painful for any father or son to read. Over a period of 11 months to May , they show a dad attempting to maintain a connection with his son as he goes through a messy and very public divorce. They also show a son who is absolutely furious with his father — for his "affairs", for reducing their relationship "to lies and pleasantries", for being "a pathetic loser and a joke". When I was 16 and my parents separated, I vowed that I would never forget what it was like to be a teenager in that painful situation, but reading Peter's texts, 20 years on, I realised I had.