While the length of time he has been single is important to his readiness, it is not everything.
Separation and divorce are two of the most emotionally draining, difficult, and painful life events someone can go through, and many married people will experience these stressors in their lifetime.
While every divorce is unique, common themes and feelings are likely to emerge during this transition period.
If you’re truly open to dating a divorced man, you must also accept that his ex will remain a part of his life.
Trying to erase her or ignore her existence will only cause resentment and dissatisfaction in your relationship.
The fact that he has been married before shows he is not a complete commitment-phobe, so instead of being intimidated by his ex or previous marriage, view his past in a positive light and as a signal he is comfortable with settling down.
He has experience being in a committed relationship and understands what this means, which may make him a better, more attentive and supportive partner to you.These are all indicators that your relationship is not the real deal, and, while this reality stings, it is not about you.It shows he has a lot of work to do to process his divorce, and it’s best to stop dating him if you are looking for a genuine lasting connection.Word of caution: This advice goes out the window if his marriage ended due to him engaging in infidelity, which is a major red flag.Also, be careful with assuming just because he has been married before, he is open to being married again.He may feel inadequate or insecure, despite really wanting to put himself out there again.