Police Psychology | Divorce Part 4: Starting a New Life
by Gary S. Aumiller, Ph.D. ABPP
So, it’s done! The lawyers are gone, the courts are played out, the property and kids are separated and one of you is living in the house or it has been sold. You are situated in a comfortable but “not exactly home” place of your own without a spouse living with you. What do you do now?
The last time you dated you were really young, in fact in your twenties, if not your teens. There has been a lot of life since then. Internet dating has taken off, but we all have heard the horror stories of that. There is no college bar anymore, at least for middle age people. Perhaps you already have a girl or guy lined up, maybe even dated them while you were still with your ex. What problems happen now? Could this ever work? The good news is you are free again to remake your life. The bad news is this is the time people make huge mistakes. We are all going to deal with this in ourselves, a colleague or a friend, so you might as well read below. (more…)