Dating After Divorce: Finding the Perfect Partner

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In time for Valentine's day, Carolyn B. Ellis, founder of Thrive After Divorce, interviews professional matchmaker Gloria MacDonald, about relationships and dating after divorce.

One of the 7 key attitudes Gloria identifies is

With the approach of Valentine's Day, many separated and divorced individuals find themselves wondering how they can find a partner, especially if they have been out of the dating scene for many years.

That's why Carolyn B. Ellis, founder of Thrive After Divorce, and Spiritual Divorce Coach, is hosting a free teleseminar with guest expert Gloria MacDonald on February 12. MacDonald is co-author of "Laws of the Jungle: Dating For Women Over 40" and a professional matchmaker.

The call is part of the Thrive Community Teleclass series. During these free monthly calls, Ellis interviews experts about relationships, communication strategies, finance, career and self-esteem. Ellis states, "These interviews are designed to share strategies to help people discover how they can thrive after divorce."

According to Ellis, to have success in the dating world, there are "Dating After Divorce Resolutions" divorced individuals should follow. One of Ellis' resolutions is "Beware the Rebound Relationship" meaning the first relationship after divorce is "like training wheels on a bicycle." Ellis also stresses that it's important to "date yourself first" before you launch yourself into the dating scene. " If you're not prepared to love and accept yourself first, how can you expect to create a relationship where someone will do that for you?" she notes.

A key question divorced people face is how do you get back into dating? The question comes up more frequently at this time because of Valentine's Day, with its many reminders of past relationships.

Both Ellis and MacDonald experienced single life after their long-term marriages ended. They will outline strategies for dating in the 21st century based on their personal and professional experience. "Single parents especially have concerns about dating that we will respond to on the call," says Ellis.

MacDonald recognized that divorced people welcome help meeting people who could be a potential partner. She created a professional matchmaking service, Perfect Partners Relationship Search Inc, where she has introduced over 1,500 couples. Through studying the differences between successful and unsuccessful daters MacDonald identified 7 attitudes that successful daters exhibit

"One of the 7 key attitudes Gloria identifies is "Belief in the Possibility." Ellis says, "This belief is in harmony with my Thrive Principle of Vision. To thrive after divorce you must create a vision of what you want now in order to pull you forward. Otherwise you're simply looking in the rearview mirror of the past."

Ellis and MacDonald will discuss these attitudes for successful dating, provide relationship tips, and respond to questions from listeners on the February 12 call.

For additional information about this free teleseminar, visit http://www.askthriveafterdivorce.com/

Carolyn Ellis is founder of ThriveAfterDivorce, which offers success strategies and resources for separated and divorced individuals. She is the bestselling author of the award-winning book, The 7 Pitfalls of Single Parenting: What to Avoid to Help Your Children Thrive After Divorce. Her THRIVE Community Teleclasses are free and are held monthly on a variety of topics designed to empower people in their divorce journey. She is also hosting a free 4-part teleseminar, based on the principles of her book, on consecutive Tuesdays, beginning February 5, 2008.

A Harvard University graduate, Carolyn is a Certified Master Integrative Coachâ„¢, Teleclass Leader, and the first Canadian certified as a Spiritual Divorce Coach. Carolyn is a member of Collaborative Practice Toronto, an interdisciplinary group of family lawyers, financial planners, and mental health professionals dedicated to supporting families going through divorce collaboratively and with respect.

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