Even though she has decided to wait a few years until her daughter is grown to reenter the dating scene, she's confused about how to proceed.
When Becky was invited to lunch by a man she met at a bookstore, she was excited. Like other parents with several breakups in their past, Annie and Lee have presided uneasily over their stepfamily, one forged by affection, haunted by old relationships and buffeted by the resentments of children who have seen past families come and go. "You're losing or gaining a lot more than a parent; you're changing households, schools, friends. Their overall sense of stability has got to be pretty shaky." Half of all marriages end in divorce, and even more remarriages fall apart. Like all the people mentioned in this article, their full names are not given so as to protect their children's privacy.You turned your head the other way when you knew there was bad behavior. Maybe it felt really right for you, but not for the other person. But, if you understand what caused your heart to break, it’s easier to see what really happened without romanticizing it or sugar coating it, helping your heart to recover quicker, and preventing further broken hearts in the future. But, when you meet the one who won’t break your heart, the relationship will just flow like a river. And, it will quickly cause you to forget all the times your heart was broken.You wanted it to work so badly, so you made this deal with yourself that you would put up with the bad stuff. You have a strong family foundation that showed you love all of your life. Like most people, you will continue to keep bouncing back, and go after love again. The thing about a broken heart is, it’s kind of an oxymoron. Because we continue to love again and again, which would be impossible if our heart was broken. Because when true love happens, everything is really, really easy.