As you well know, we love perusing the search terms that bring people to our site. It’s especially rewarding to know that someone looking for “rocks that look like things,” found Everyone Gets Divorced. But today, we want to answer some questions that keep popping up.
By far, one of the most frequently asked/googled questions is: “When do you tell someone you’re divorced?”
Q: When do you tell someone you’re divorced?
A: It really depends on who this someone is. If it’s your ex-husband or ex-wife, you might need to remind them of it from time to time. Like if they come to your house after a long day at work and sit down on your couch and ask what you want to do for dinner. That’s a good time to tell them that you’re divorced. AGAIN.
But you’re more likely wondering about the right time to tell someone new. Someone you’re dating. Or someone you’d like to be dating. The answer to this question is more complicated but it’s really not THAT complicated. Tell them soon. You don’t have to tell them on the first date, but, if it comes up, it comes up. Don’t act like it’s a big dark secret. It’s not like you’re telling them that you’re a Scientologist. It’s not like you have to really win them over before you can reveal this terrible truth about yourself. Just mention it in that early ‘getting to know you’ stage. If this person is actually going to have a big problem with it, they’re still going to have a problem with it 4 months from now, too. And if you’re dating someone with an extreme moral opposition to divorce, that probably going to be a problem no matter when you tell them. In short, tell them whenever you want but don’t preface it with, “I need to tell you something…”
Q: Can you get married if you haven’t been divorced because your ex says no to the divorce?
A: No. You cannot get married if you are already married. Bummer, right?
Q: Is it gross to eat peanut butter with a spoon?
A: What?! No! How else are you going to eat it? With a fork?
A perfectly acceptable instrument for eating peanut butter, assuming you have no available fingers.