A new guy is the perfect cure for a broken heart. The excitement of a new relationship is an exciting distraction from pain and sadness. But what if you’ve done the rebound thing and you aren’t happy anymore? Could you be ready to be single again?
Many people talk about rebounding. Either how unhealthy it is or how we should stop judging women and men for rebounding after the end of a bad relationship. But not a whole lot of people talk about the signs that tell you you’re ready to be single again.
I actually used to judge women who would bounce from one guy to another after heartbreak. These women were, in my mind, weak and desperate and needed validation from a man. I even tried to cover up my judgement by masking it behind layers of concern and worry that they would never be able to heal properly if they didn’t take some time for themselves first.
The word "contradiction" probably comes to mind when reading the title of this article. What marriage advice could a divorced mom possibly give? Being divorced means she failed at marriage, right?
“I haven’t failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
Failure is a harsh term. I like to think that I’ve simply figured out at least one way marriage doesn’t work. So, if you are willing to listen to a divorced mom then here are some things I’ve learned about marriage since my divorce:
Focus on the now in order to achieve forever
Being together forever is the goal, right? Yet so many couples forget that forever isn’t just a word. It doesn’t just happen. I think to achieve forever we must actually focus on the now. Those fleeting moments that offer us the opportunity to either deepen our connection or add another crack to it. Each day is filled with opportunities to be...