google-site-verification=chhsolWsW6xIrdApI31shtebQTh65H0DYzReja6Y0JU The Emotional Cost of Divorce - The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide

Episode 1

Can It Be All So Simple

When it comes to getting over and getting through things sometimes you have to go back to the beginning, not to dwell on the past, but to learn from it.

Episode One of The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide takes off with a running start as I take you back to the "good old days" when I first laid eyes on the beautiful woman who would eventually become my ex-wife — when I was bright-eyed, thought I looked like something and believed the power of love could raise the dead. The times were innocent enough, or were they?

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About the Podcast

Datin' ain't easy — especially the second time around. Join retired blogger and divorced dad, Eric Payne for his humorous storytelling escapades that take you along for the ride over the hills and through the valleys as he navigates dating life as a divorced man. Eric doesn't shy away from any of it – the good, the bad, the ugly and the messy, and he isn't afraid to call himself out when he's the one being messy.

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About the Podcast

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The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide
The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide is a biweekly, serial podcast that thoughtfully and often hilariously narrates the journey of a man in his forties navigating the challenges of starting over in life and love after divorce.

About your host

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Eric Payne

I got divorced in 2015 then wandered around in the aftermath as a lost, emotional mess. Men have feelings too! I created The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide to provide a path to emotional well-being that I never received and to tell the truth — men are just as scared as women (maybe more) when it comes to rejection and failing at love. But like me, if you're willing to dig deep, work hard on yourself, and not play the blame game you can turn divorce into a springboard to discover yourself, discover joy, and maybe find love again or maybe for the first time.

I'm Chicago-born, New York City-bred, and currently residing in Atlanta. A marketing and advertising guy most of my adult life, a writer since the second grade, and a storyteller since before even then, I've published two books of poetry, a parenting book, and the groundbreaking fatherhood and marriage blog, MakesMeWannaHoller.com. I have no problem laughing at myself and sharing the lessons my failures have taught me. I believe in superheroes, practice gratitude every chance I get, and annoy my kids by being a super-loving father.