The closer we get to our own innate joy (even when alone) the more we are able to recognize the same joy in others.
Certainly we can spot the absence of joy a mile away.
When you see a joyful person do you gravitate towards them?
When the chemistry is right between us, it’s possible that these clues, or tells, are going to resonate between us. And while none of them turned into the long-term relationship I am ultimately seeking, I learned a lot from every experience.
And really, that’s the message I want to get across. We have no idea what life is supposed to be like after divorce.
We might think we are, we might hit the ground (dating sites) running, for example, but most likely the divorce process, the recovery from divorce, will take a number of years.