For many people, moving on from a failed marriage is difficult for a host of reasons. Aside from legal issues, such as alimony and child support obligations, many people are hit hard from an emotional viewpoint. All of these factors can make life challenging for those who want to begin a new relationship and there are various issues to consider if you are in this position.
Whether you are engaged and plan on marrying someone or you have only been dating for a short period of time, it is important to prevent your former marriage from interfering. By carefully handling your divorce and post-divorce legal matters, you can decrease the chances of problems arising in your new relationship.
Divorce and your emotions
There are many reasons why divorce makes it hard for some people to start new relationships. Some people give up on the idea of love or tell themselves that they will never get married again (or even have a partner again). Others have difficulty finding someone who is compatible. For example, some single parents face unique challenges in the dating world. By managing your emotions properly, you can increase the odds of a favorable outcome with respect to your divorce and this often makes life easier down the road (such as more suitable custody arrangements and financial obligations).
Talking with your new partner
Sometimes it helps to discuss what you are working through with your new partner. For example, you can explain your concerns to them and make sure that they are on the same page. If they have any worries, communication often helps and our law office covers many other topics related to the divorce process.