Dating a divorce
So let yourself shine."Dating and empowerment coach Laurel House agrees, suggesting that you need to get comfortable being alone as well."You don't need to feel like you 'should' be out doing things," she says.
"Know that it's okay to be exactly who you are," says Erik Newton, a former divorce lawyer and the founder of Together, a magazine and podcast for couples.
"You've grown and changed; you're stronger and wiser, and, yes, you also have some wounds.
Back in April of this year, Jennifer Garner and Ben filed for divorce nearly two years after announcing that they were separating following 10 years of marriage.
According to court documents, the friendly exes filed for joint legal and physical custody of their children. News that the two "were co-parenting" and that the "most important thing in all of this are their kids."Both Ben and Jen have publicly praised one another since announcing that they were splitting.
A source tells us that the two are still very much "in the early stages" of their relationship and recently met up while he was in London for work.
We're told that the duo caught a showing of Sam Mendes' play last week during their trip abroad."It's more than a summer fling," the insider shared. It's early and they are taking it slow."And while the new couple has done their best to keep things under wraps in the beginning stages of their romance, the two stepped out on the town in Los Angeles Thursday night for a quick date night at Giorgio Baldi."They had a table for two, but were sitting very close to one another," an eyewitness tells E! "Ben and Lindsay were very intimate and touchy the entire dinner.
Whether you're "divorced, in between jobs, in debt, or really anything else that might make you feel weak, damaged, or insecure, don't be afraid to speak to it," says House.
"Don't hide, don't flaunt, don't marginalize, or make light of it.
I wish him or her the best, and we've both moved on.