Dating Deal Breakers, Red Flags, & Hand Grenades: Trust Building

Walk away from the burning building slowly and without panic. You didn't cause the fire, and you certainly can cure the fire starter. It's best to bless former date, wish them well, and step back into the fishing boat. Sadly, sometimes, even with a ton of potential, there's just nothing else to be done.

Continue Reading Dating Deal Breakers, Red Flags, & Hand Grenades: Trust Building

Back To The Start: Breakup to Begin Again

Back to the bare walls and rebuilding from nothing. Back to the feelings of being booted from my former "happy life" as a dad and husband, and into some unknown, stripped bare, emotional roller coaster of the last 8 years of my life.

Continue Reading Back To The Start: Breakup to Begin Again

Dating Boundaries After Divorce: Establishing a Healthy Relationship

How you define your boundaries early in the relationship is how you will relate to each other for the duration. If you cross boundaries and violate minor issues of trust, you will break the fragile bond that is forming between the two of you, even before the first fibers of love have begun to form and enmesh.

Continue Reading Dating Boundaries After Divorce: Establishing a Healthy Relationship

Back In Pursuit of Love: Slow Dating as a Single-Parent

Slowly but surely, with patience and grace, I will be in relationship again. Months from now, a year from now, I hope to be writing you again about "the love of my life." Heck if you don't believe it, how will you ever get there.

Continue Reading Back In Pursuit of Love: Slow Dating as a Single-Parent

What a Single Father Wants in the Next Relationship, Year 3!

As you look to build the long term relationship with a spouse, remember your kids are important, and in some ways, they are priority number one, but that will change over time. As you become less of a priority in their lives, as they move on to college and their own lives, you will be left with what's next.

Continue Reading What a Single Father Wants in the Next Relationship, Year 3!

Do You Know What You Want? Dating Strategies After Divorce

While I do think there is value in online dating, I also believe there are problems inherent in the social click-me culture. But let's look at what's great about online dating.

Continue Reading Do You Know What You Want? Dating Strategies After Divorce