Divorced men are twice as likely to commit suicide as married men.
Divorced men are also more prone to alcohol problems, so be careful of starting down that road.
"Expand your social and professional network to avoid isolation." He also says that the aftermath of a divorce is great time to go back to school. "The last thing the kids want to see is parents getting involved with someone else," says Gordon E.
"Lots of guys have never had experience as the primary caregiver, and they don't know what to do and have trouble adapting," Buser says.
"But divorce gives them an opportunity, when they are with their kids, to be a full-time parent for the first time.
When it comes to family, and children, let your boyfriend decide when and how interactions will occur.
___Dating after divorce tends to be a deliberate action, entered into consciously and tentatively after years or even decades with the same person.
"That should be the most important thing from the man's point of view: His child wants him and his child needs him," Finley says.