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Episode 7

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6th Feb 2020

D.R.E.A.M. (Dating Rules Everything Around Me - But Should It?)

In this, the Season One Finale, the highs and lows and straight up ridiculousness of single life begin to take their toll on Eric. The pain is REAL! Instead of being in love and being at peace, he finds himself emotionally drained, conflicted, and angry and confused as to what it is exactly he is doing when it comes to the opposite sex and maybe more importantly, what are his reasons for doing it and why. Eric decides to leave no emotional stone unturned in his search for these answers and his truth. What he realizes about himself — all the issues he unearths — run the risk of turning his life upside down again. But this time around, this may not actually be a bad thing. From his male ego to Kobe, Eric pulls no punches in this Season One ender.

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Music Credit: “Superhero” composed by Tim McMorris. Published by King's Crown Productions Inc. 

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About the Podcast

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.
This is a podcast about real life! It's transparent, it’s raw, it’s funny, it’s messy, and it’s hopeful, but most of all it’s proof that second chances do in fact exist for us when life doesn’t go as planned.

Datin' ain't easy — especially the second time around. Eric Payne, a divorced dad and retired marriage and fatherhood blogger (MakesMeWannaHoller.com), tells the comedic tale of his "Chapter 2" — having to start life over brand new after a divorce he didn't want.

Although "free” for the first time in 15 years, Eric has years of baggage and a stubborn desire to hold on to the past which initially keeps him stuck as he tries to move in a world way different than the one where he first met his ex-wife in the year 2000. From ghosting to online dating, to the self-care that is required of a 43-year-old, divorced black man in America, Eric tackles it all with fearless transparency and a refreshing sense of humor. Especially when it comes to making fun of himself. Tune in for the exploits, especially the failures — there are plenty along the way on his journey to finding love again.
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Eric Payne

I got divorced in 2015. In my despair, I read no less than thirty books on relationships and divorce and took a ton of horrible advice. It didn’t take me long to realize there was little help out there that really captured, spoke to, or even came close to understanding what I was experiencing from one day to the next. Most of it peddled hope that "things" would get better in some far off future or chronicled some miraculous reconciliation story that when I tried to duplicate, only got me cursed out by my ex-wife. I created The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide to tell the story that isn't being told, that men, black men specifically, are people too — that have real feelings and real desires, and sometimes we're just as scared as women when it comes to rejection and failing at love. And like me, if you're willing to dig deep enough and work hard enough you can turn an unfortunate incident into a springboard to discover yourself, discover joy, and maybe find love again.

I am a 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 learning from and sharing the lessons failure teaches. I believe in superheroes, practicing gratitude every chance I get and love my children to the point that they are completely annoyed by me.