Dating and Relationships After Divorce: Essential Tips

October 27, 2015
Hosted by Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

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Dating after divorce can be a complicated and confusing challenge. How do you start over and attract a healthy relationship partner? How do you prepare yourself emotionally and physically for dating again? What mistakes do divorced people make as they resume dating? Which mistakes are crucial to avoid? How can you avoid them? Where does it make sense to look for worthwhile partners? How can you protect your children from surprises, unrealistic expectations, and the ups and downs of your dating and testing new relationships? What is a healthy way to introduce your children to your new boyfriend or girlfriend? How can you tell when you have found a “keeper”? Post-Divorce Relationship Expert Rosalind Sedacca answers such questions in this episode of Family Matters.

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Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D.

Virginia L. Colin, Ph.D is an author, speaker, professional family mediator, Director of Colin Family Mediation Group, and a Founding Member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM).

Having survived a nightmarish divorce, Dr. Colin actively supports divorce reform efforts, teaching people how to take a lot of the pain, financial cost, acrimony, and trauma out of divorce. She also loves learning and teaching about building healthy relationships and solving family problems long before anyone has a reason to consider divorce. She has been a foster parent, a married parent, a divorced single parent, and a remarried stepparent.

Formerly a research psychologist studying attachment and other aspects of human development, Dr. Colin has been providing family mediation services since 1999. She specializes in helping couples and ex-couples develop co-parenting plans and financial agreements that support their children’s security, self-confidence, and healthy development as well as their own adult well-being.

Dr. Colin has published two books, “Human Attachment" and "The Guide to Low-Cost Divorce in Virginia: How to Do It Yourself.” She has also written a variety of articles published in journals and on the Internet.

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