He might have been divorced for a year and totally over his ex-wife, and the situation and they have is an amicable co-parenting agreement.Maybe he’s ex-wife is super friendly and welcomes you into his life! ” It’s totally normal to feel like you want to step on the brakes and proceed with caution.

But what can you do to balance your heart with your head?

The most important thing you can do to protect yourself from heartbreak is to go into your relationship with your eyes open, and with your expectations in check.

Unless he owns a Major League Baseball team, or founded an internet search engine, his available funds probably took a big hit with the divorce’s legal fees and the ongoing alimony and child support.

This man may to take you to the finest restaurants, whisk you a way to an elegant bed and breakfast for the weekend, or dress you in jewels, but in some cases his bank account won’t allow these kinds of activities right now.

There is a very good chance he is still in the process of establishing his new, non-married life—with things such as adjusting to being a single or part-time parent, and dealing with the aftermath of his divorce, both emotionally and financially.

If you find that your patience is continually being tried and it’s ultimately draining you, think about whether you have relationship needs and requirements that are going unmet.

Or if really bitter about the divorce, his unresolved feelings about the divorce might affect your relationship.

If he has kids, then you want to know what the arrangement is, so you can know what to expect when it comes to him providing childcare, and communication with the mother of his children.

recently) divorced, and you’re wondering if dating this man is a good idea. Some people might automatically say you shouldn’t date anyone who falls into this category, but I’m not a fan of telling someone whether they date someone. My approach is to help you get super realistic about what you want, and what you’re getting into, so that you can make your decision to stay or leave as as possible.