With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many singles are wishing for a significant other by their sides. They’d like someone with whom they can share stories and laughter, the day’s events and world happenings, and a glass of wine over dinner followed by an evening snuggled up close for a movie night at home on the couch.
This may be especially true for the recently divorced. The newly dvorced acutely remember those special moments. They combat feelings of loss and worthlessness that accompany the breakup of serious relationships. The temptation to jump into the dating “game” too soon can be great and exacerbated by well-meaning friends and family who don’t want to see you alone or sad.
There are, however, good reasons to hold off dating until the time is right, and Lisa Duffy’s book, The Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce helps divorced Catholics understand when that time may be.Continue Reading