If you’re newly divorced or have been divorced for a while, reentering the dating scene may seem impossible. In this episode, Deanna is joined by her husband Scott, who opens up about his experience when he was a newly divorced dad. He talks about how he navigated the process of co-parenting, dating as a single dad, and how he found love again. Scott and Deanna also share how they’ve been able to create a happy and healthy relationship for their family.
Scott’s honest and candid perspective is sure to give you a fresh perspective on dating as a single parent. So if you’re ready to start dating again, or are just curious about how it works, this episode is a must-listen!
- [01:45] – Meet Deanna’s husband, Scott
- [03:12] – The adjustment period after divorce
- [04:01] – The importance of co-parenting and normalcy for the kids
- [06:44] – Should you stay in the marriage for the sake of your children or because you feel lonely?
- [08:29] – Tips on child schedule organization when you’re divorced
- [10:03] – Having a social life and dating as a newly divorced dad
- [17:08] – A quality Deanna recommends you should look for in a partner
- [19:05] – Why you need to consider who you date before they become a future stepparent
- [25:51] – Being a stepparent to older kids
- [27:30] – Having “the talk” with your kids about who you’re dating
- [34:33] – The question to ask yourself when you start dating again
- [37:58] – Deanna asks Scott one final, heartfelt question about what it means to be a father
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Episode 8 – The Past That Shapes You Part 1
- Episode 9 – The Past That Shapes You Part 2
- Episode 21 – The Bloops & Blunders of Our Blended Families
- Episode 31 – How to Heal After Divorce and Transform Your Life Feat. Martha Bodyfelt
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