That's because "when people are willing to work through the emotional challenges of a divorce proactively and learn from the experience, they enter new relationships with more maturity and self-awareness.
episode, Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth confessed that they didn’t exactly follow their families’ strict dating guidelines.
However, he insisted that they were just minor rules.
He revealed that they stayed way past the Duggar curfew in more than one occasion.
"There's nothing to hide or be ashamed of, and avoiding the topic sets the tone that you're afraid of something." Moving on from the topic is equally as important as addressing it in the first place, Newton adds.
Make it "clear you're willing to discuss it, but that you've also put it behind you. If the topic comes up, you might say, 'I'm divorced.
If it's been so long since you've been in the game that you still think Netflix and chill means watching Netflix and well, chilling, it's fair to fear the world of swiping right and left and up and down.
You want your new dates to like you for who you actually are, not some fantasy."If you're a gym junkie, get outside and learn something new: hike, walk, join a running meetup group," says House.Trying something new will help you rediscover parts of yourself that might have gone missing — potentially help you meet a new love interest. Strike up a conversation with someone in the grocery line – whatever feels the most comfortable to you."Know that it's okay to be exactly who you are," says Erik Newton, a former divorce lawyer and the founder of Together, a magazine and podcast for couples."You've grown and changed; you're stronger and wiser, and, yes, you also have some wounds.