"I suspected that this man wasn't over his marriage, which made sense -- after all, he wasn't even divorced yet," she says.
• More personal information, such as why the marriage failed and the nature of your relationship with your ex, should be saved for a later date when the two of you are more comfortable with each other.
It also means being ready mentally, emotionally and physically. There are people who allow the end of their marriage to destroy them.
They hold onto painful feelings, resentment, and fear spending the rest of their lives stuck in the past.
As Hartman puts it, "Your date wants to know about you, not your former marriage." • Don't go into too much detail.
Focus on what you learned and how it made you a better person.
How do you know you are ready for a new relationship, though?