Category: Understanding Men

“I want a sensitive man.” No, You DON’T!

Posted on 12/25/16 by delaine
sensitive man, dating after divorce

“I want a sensitive man.”  It’s become a popular mating call by women these days, especially among women on the heels of a breakup or divorce.  Oftentimes their former partners were, as one divorcing woman put it, “as expressive as a piece of cement.”  Thus, the “sensitive man” —  a guy who’s in touch with […]

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Travelling Spouse: Prevent Your Relationship From Nose-Diving

Posted on 10/27/16 by delaine
husband out of town , strain on marriage

  When a spouse regularly works out of town, his (or her) return trips home usually spell stress and chaos on the home front.  Over time, resentment can easily grow around issues like downtime, chores, parenting and (lack of) sex.  Here are some tips and insights to keep your relationship on track. Downtime: He needs […]

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What I Admire & Appreciate About Men

Posted on 09/26/16 by delaine
men are different to women, divorce, sex and dating

I’ll admit that for a couple of years post-divorce, I wrote most of the male species off as knobs. Luckily,  the healing hands of time, combined with lots of inner work and formal  training in gender differences with Dr. John Gray, dulled my anger and allowed a renewed level of appreciation and respect to flourish. […]

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Watch Out! Dating A Separated or Newly-Divorced Man

Posted on 09/20/16 by delaine
date separated man, advice, divorce relationships coach, help, watch out

  He says his marriage is long over.  He says he’s ready to date again.  But would it be wise for you – a woman who is ultimately seeking a serious relationship – to throw caution to the wind and dive right in? I’d definitely say, “No way.” Getting involved with a separated man usually […]

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Dating After Divorce: Ladies, Do You Need An Attitude Tune-Up?

Posted on 09/18/16 by delaine
sex, dating, attitude, tips, divorced women

Dating after divorce can be way more frustrating than it ever did back in our twenties.  Work, stress, kids, exes —  not only are you dealing with extra complications, your selection in good men seems dismally small.    Perhaps it’s time to fine-tune your expectations – and tune up your attitude. Update #1: Focus on being the […]

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Does Her “To-Do List” Make You Nuts?

Posted on 09/17/16 by delaine
understanding women, help make wife happy, to do list, chores, division of household tasks, she makes me nuts

Question from a reader: Hi Delaine, I’ve been divorced a couple of times and am now seriously dating a woman. The other day, she told me that if we were to get more serious, she’d expect me to complete her “to-do list” every evening after work.  I am tired after work and just want to […]

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