Episode 21 – Post-Divorce Dating Nerves?
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Re-Framing Dating Fears & Understanding Dating as Self-Discovery
While dating after divorce is exciting, it can also be overwhelming. We can stop ourselves in our tracks, freeze up and decide to call it a night and watch another episode on Netflix curled up on the couch. But we know getting out there and meeting people is fun, interesting and ultimately can create a possibly very deep companionship in our lives. So how do we get beyond our self-imposed dating fears and reframe dating as a opportunity for fun, play, and self-discovery? How can we trust again? Ultimately, we have to love and trust ourselves first. Join Margaret and her fellow Your Tango Expert Anabelle Bugatti for an episode of a real deal in the trenches look at dating!
Here's the link to our joint article that we all wrote on YourTango.
Newly Single? Why You Need To Go Mingle
Anabelle Bugatti, a Southern California native, earned a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2011 and began her graduate work in Marriage and Family Therapy at Hope International University in Southern California before moving to New York City and completing her Master of Science of degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Long Island University, CW Post. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor with experience in substance abuse counseling and a specialization in couple's work. Anabelle is also an ordained wedding officiant in the state of New York where she performed wedding ceremonies for hundreds of couples. She is currently working on her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University and is an instructor of psychology at Nevada State College in Henderson, NV. She is a contributing expert to the online community atYourtango.com and says that her own experience with divorce, dating and remarriage gave her a passion for wanting to help couples in crisis.
This very playful episode was such a joy to do with Anabelle. Boy has she been through some DATING! This episode was also chock full of practical tools and tips. Enjoy!