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What Couples Get Wrong About Marriage · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Emily Cowen, a musical artist I enjoy sings, “Even though we just met, these feelings are so beautiful, you and me were meant to be together.” And that is where “love” songs get love wrong. You’ve just met, the feelings are beautiful so, goodness gracious, you must be meant to be together. Wrong! Long-lasting marriages and relationships aren’t based on beautiful feelings. They thrive because of compatibility and the unique differences both genders bring to the relationship and how well each can resolve a conflict. A bit about marital compatibility Let’s look at the role compatibility plays in lasting marriages. Initial compatibility, the butterflies...

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8 Mistakes You’re Making When It Come To Dating After Divorce

[ad_1]You didn’t expect to wind up back in the dating pool when you exchanged vows in front of your family and friends. Now you are alone again and longing for a new relationship. Whether you are happy or sad about it, it’s definitely not easy. Are you still hoping to find love again? If so, don’t despair. There is a great chance of finding just the right partner for you. In order to get to that goal, you will most likely have to go on a few dates. Avoid these 8 dating mistakes in order to give yourself the best chance of...

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Are You Waiting on a Fairy Tale?

[ad_1]  For generations, women have been raised to look for their own Prince Charming. We have been programmed to want the fairy tale lives that we grew up watching in Disney movies. I am no different. Somehow, even the middle-aged me, still wants the romantic fairy tale. I’m also waiting on the fairy tale. However, for the sake of argument, I want to point out that we never really hear the end of the story in fairy tales. In our minds, we equate finding the right man (our soul mate) to “Living Happily Ever After.” I am not saying that soul mates aren’t...

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Where Do Pre-Nups Fit In? · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Congratulations! You have found love again after your peaceful (or not-so-peaceful) divorce from your first spouse. You have decided that you want to live together and blend your lives, just like in your first marriage when you were fairly young. What do you need to know about baby boomers marrying again? You (and your fiancé) believe marriage is an institution that will support your high level of commitment to each other.  You want to do more than just date, or live together without being married.  You see your relationship as permanent and wish it to be life-long and supportive throughout...

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A Single Parents Dating Check List · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Single parents are multiplying. And as we get out of our sadness and rebuilding after a divorce, we begin imagining, or not imagining, ourselves in a new (different) relationship. We want things to be different. We want things to be better. We want things to work out this time. And we’ve got kids, and that changes all aspects of our life. Single parent dating, adds another level of complication. Scheduling. Coordinating time with the ex when date times conflict with your parenting schedule. In spite of all the challenges, dating as a single parent is a wonderful adventure. Below are some ideas...

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2 Components Of a Healthy Relationship · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]Admiration and friendship, do you have those in your relationship?   The best partner will compliment you and bring out your finer qualities. When you are with him or her, you will begin to see untapped possibilities within yourself and in the world. However, in any relationship, you will face ups and downs and your love will be tested. That said, if your expectations are for an effortless relationship, you might be at risk for throwing in the towel at the earliest sign of any discord. Think of how many good relationships have been discarded before they matured, dismissing a life partner...

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5 Men You Should Avoid Dating After Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Finally, you’re ready to date after divorce and you head out into the dating world (most likely online) hoping to meet a gem. Before you get your heart set on any one man, you need to familiarize yourself with the 5 men you should avoid dating after divorce…absolutely! After getting a divorce and grieving the loss of your marriage and dreams for the future, trust me, these are 5 men you should avoid dating. 1. The Narcissist “I’ve got chills, they’re multiplyin!” And it’s not because I’m listening to the Grease soundtrack but because the idea of dating a narcissist after divorce...

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5 Reasons It’s What You Should Be Doing! · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  Sex after divorce, what a frightening thought! But be honest, it’s a thought you’ve had. And, if you are thinking about it, isn’t it time to straddle that bike and start peddling again? Let’s face it, the vast majority of us long for sexual intimacy and once you are divorced you become master of that domain with the ability to pick and choose what is and isn’t right for you, sexually. If you are someone who isn’t interested in sex, for the first time since you married you don’t have to feel the pressure or obligation to have sex. On the...

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7 Lessons I Learned About Love From My Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You would think there wouldn’t be too much “love” in the art of recovering and starting over after divorce, but there are actually many love lessons learned from getting a divorce. 7 Lessons I Learned About Love 1. Love Ain’t Enough Bonnie Raitt wasn’t kidding. Sometimes “love just ain’t enough” is right! As much as you love someone, there can be irreparable issues between the two of you. Perhaps your values are mismatched or your life goals are go two completely different directions. “Love” won’t save that kind marriage and even when you love someone, sometimes things happen that are hard to recover...

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Are You Ready To Get Married Again? · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  You’ve met someone new, fallen in love and you’re ready to get married again. Or, are you? Could your desire to marry again be more complex? “Love” isn’t the only motivating factor when it comes to getting married. If this were true, I know quite a few people who would be married today. Thank goodness they aren’t! When it comes to marrying for the second or, even third time understanding your true motivations for wanting to marry can help you determine how successful the marriage will be. It’s only common sense that if you get married again for the right reasons, you...

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