We all need time to heal and don't want to plunge blindly into the rebound relationship. Periods of adjustment are to be expected, especially if things heat up.

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Having dated a divorced guy, I can speak from experience of what to do and the mistakes to avoid if you do decide to go down this path with a divorced guy, especially if they have kids.

DATING MISTAKE 1: I ignored the signs of his opinion on kids.

By moving in together within the first month, we both took a lot on.

I took on the new responsibility of not only getting used to living with him, but also being introduced to his children.

TIP 1: Make sure you are both aligned to what you want.

Even though he said he wanted kids, I could tell half way through our dating that things had changed, and I ignored the signs.

And one remains a trusted friend to this day (and I'm glad).

Do be careful of the divorced man who is only recently out of his marriage.

Unless of course you're looking for a fling (like him), looking to experiment (as is he), or looking to get your heart broken.

Be particularly cautious if he's already looking for Spouse #2. Do pay attention to what your kids think of him, and what his kids think of you.

We both needed time to adjust to our new roles, which we didn't do.