Women's Divorce Blog

06 May 2019

  • Do You Need Separate Birthday Parties?
    Celebrating your child's birthday after divorce can be a tricky situation. These tips can help.
  • Divorcing a Narcissist
    Getting divorced is tough no matter what, but be prepared for a battle if your spouse has narcissistic tendencies.
  • Best Way to Sell an Engagement Ring after Divorce
    After a bad marriage and a bad divorce, many women are ready to get rid of this symbol of eternal love. These tips can help turn your bridal bling into money.
  • Allow Yourself to Heal
    Denying the emotional pain of divorce by trying to avoid it or push it away can actually extend the time it takes to heal. Instead, allow yourself time to work through the grieving process.
  • 9 Ways to Make Visitation after Divorce Easier
    Newly divorced parents have a lot of adjustments to make, but ultimately they want to ease the pain for their children. Here are some tips to help take the sting out of visitation.

Life After Divorce?

The hurt and disruption caused by a divorce can make you question whether there can be life after divorce. How can I pick up the pieces and how good will the quality of life be after a divorce?

Breaking the ice

We often see someone we would like to chat to and perhaps get to know but we have no idea how to break the ice. Whenever someone brings this up, I always think about a friend who had been interested in a girl for several months but never found a way to talk to her.

One day I was with him in line behind her in the cafeteria and I kept nudging him to do something. He pretended to trip and dumped his tomato soup all down the front of her shirt. Luckily it was not very hot. He then made it worse by grabbing some paper tissues and wiping down the front of her wet blouse.

About a week later, we were having a pint in the pub when she came in with some friends. My friend decided to buy her a pint to make up for the "tomatogate" and brought it over as a peace offering. A year and a half later I attended their wedding.

While I wouldn't recommend dumping soup on someone as an ice breaker, there are often opportunities where there may seem to be embarrassment or awkwardness. Keep an open mind and you may end up with your own version of "tomatogate"

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