How well has your guy worked through the angst of his marriage ending? Some will try to alienate their children from their father as well as his new partner.
Privacy in the home becomes difficult because angry mothers tend to interrogate their children when they return home from Dad's house.
If he has a friendly relationship with his ex, how friendly is it? The ex dropped by, came into the home and maybe even had a key!
"Women tell me, 'I've been warning him for years.' The husband responds, 'But I didn't know she was serious!
'" says Michelle Crosby, a family attorney in San Francisco and co-founder of Wevorce, a company dedicated to amicable divorces.
I believe that marriage teaches men responsibility, structure, how to co-define reality, what women want and how to put someone else before themselves.
I have giggled to myself and so very much appreciated the little things that divorced men I have dated have done for me.
"Many men have openly shared with me that they'd love to 'make a marriage right this time.'" Andrea, 47, who met her husband on Christian Mingle.com, experienced this phenomenon first-hand.