5 People You Don’t Want to Date After a Divorce

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After you experience going through a divorce, you will want to take some time so that you can get your life back in order. When you are ready to begin dating again, you will run until five different types of people that you will want to stay clear of.

1. The Trash-Talker

The trash-talker is someone who cannot stop talking poorly about their ex. They are calling them derogatory names, pinpointing everything that made them angry about their ex, and it feels like every conversation they have is about how awful that ex was. The trash-talker has yet to move on and that bitterness and anger they feel is still boiling in their blood. If you find yourself dating one of these people, you will want to tell them that their negativity and the constant bad-mouthing of their ex bothers you. Or, you know, you could always walk away.

2. The Clinger

You know how there are some people who consistently talk crap about their ex, there are others who cannot say one bad thing about the ex. These people often say things like how great a parent they are, how much of a good friend they’ve been, and things of the sort. These people are clearly not over their ex and perhaps they may secretly pine for them. Either way, you don’t want to continue dating them because you are the one that gets hurt in the end.

3. The Alcoholic

Statistics show that people who have gone through a divorce are much more likely to turn to the bottle as a way of coping with the loss. Now this doesn’t mean that you cannot drink at all—we are saying that there is a fine line between a few drinks here or there and needing a drink all the time. You never want to get in a car with someone that has been drinking, even if they only had one or two drinks. You also want to recognize if you are even dealing with a drinker before things get serious. If everything you do involves getting a drink, that’s a good sign that maybe they enjoy alcohol a bit more than the average person.

4. The Meanie

There are some people who, when they go through a divorce, they are so overcome with bitterness, they get a main streak. It could start off small with a sarcastic remark that you don’t pay any attention to, and it could slowly turn into cruel comments that borderline abusive. The moment you start feeling belittled and your feelings are hurt, you need to step away and count your losses.

5. The Hopeless Romantic

There are people who love the idea of being in love. They haven’t even been divorced for a month and they are already talking about marriage and you’ve only known each other for a few weeks. It may sound exciting and fun, but you have to thing logically and realistically. Sure, there are some instances where a whirl wind relationship actually works out, but more often than not they just crash and burn; resulting in another failed relationship that leaves you heart broken.