Dating a man going through a divorce

My male friends seemed to get how to behave naturally, while I’ve wanted, at times, to knock on woman-skulls to see if anybody was home.

Here’s what men seem to know that women don’t about how to treat a man going through a divorce: 1) You have to choose us.

As I posted earlier this month, I’m going through a divorce.

One of the interesting corollaries to my divorce is that, in general, it’s brought me closer to male acquaintances, friends, and siblings, while further from their female counterparts.

To keep the relationship -- and yourself -- healthy, it’s important to set boundaries when dating a man going through divorce.

Just because a man has separated from his wife doesn’t mean he’s getting divorced.

Christie Hartman is a psychologist and author of five dating and relationship books.

Instead, maintain the boundary that you will only talk about the basic progress of the divorce when necessary, rather than the details.

Encourage him to vent with his friends or family about what he’s going through.

Because mental health professionals consider divorce one of life's most stressful events, dating a man who’s in the midst of divorcing can be extremely challenging.

During a divorce, a man must face a host of issues: dealing with his ex, taking care of any children, court appearances, the costs of divorce, not to mention his own grieving process.

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