There were so many times that I would wake up not knowing how I was going to face the day.
But then I'd remember my children—and the responsibility I had to them—and I did what I needed to do.
It's more like "Men are from Mars and these women are from some alternate dimension on Hell's doorstep." To begin with, any woman in this situation is a wounded animal. One responds well to cuddling and affection, the other will rip your guts out. The big question is, what kind of wounded animal is she? The problem here is, she could be either, both or neither all in the same day. The other thing most of these women go through is something I call "The First Ride at Disneyland Syndrome." Think about it. But do you want to keep going on the same ride again and again, never experiencing the others? Just be ever-vigilant and watch for any signs that may indicate it's time to back off. You go to Disneyland and you get on the first ride. It's packed with simple yet powerful tips to help you become a virtual superstar with women. But do you think she's going to stop with the first ride? If you're around when that happens, she'll hit your ride, too. All you have to do is maintain your sanity, which I guarantee you, my friend, will be no easy task. If you like this article, you should download my FREE 45 page ebook - The So Suave Guide to Women and Dating.Having them around me made me feel happy, loved, not alone. () "I feel like SUCH a single mom this week."No you don't.Yes, you may not have extra hands at breakfast or bath time, but this is NOT the same as being a single mom.They’d been together for 10 years, married for two. James and I have our ups and our downs in what could be called “still the honeymoon phase.” And many of them, frankly, have to do with how he used to be married to someone else. There’s some immediate satisfaction of knowing, of course. I’m sorry to say it, but this one’s a real lose/lose. The recently divorced man is, with little exception, the recently traumatized man.They’d met young, in their early 20s, and had decided, two months before James and I met, to divorce. James had been the one to request the divorce; his wife had been devastated by his decision. There’s not a week that goes by that I don’t think either A) I’m thrilled he’s got that experience under his belt, or B) Why god, did I have to fall in love with a guy with an ex-wife? But beyond that, it’s just a device with which to torture yourself. If he dumped her, you think, “What’s to stop him from dumping me? You’re destined to wonder – however briefly – how much of him is still in love with her. And if you’re the one who winds up with him, it will fall upon you to help him cope. A man with a now-defunct marriage under his belt has learned a few things about himself, about what he has to work on, about what he can and cannot handle.In case you're wondering, one divorced dad swept me off my feet (then dropped me over a ledge).Another captured my heart (and still holds it, most tenderly).