Love. It’s a term thrown around loosely in our society. English is pretty rotten at conveying the depth and sacrifice that true love possesses by only giving it one word. Many other languages can better define love. Let’s call it true love. I felt the need to qualify the kind of love I mean by placing “true” before it--needed it to have authenticity. How can we, after those dreams and plans have fallen, feel love after divorce? How can we open up our tender hearts and set aside the cynicism creeping in and feel that youthful love once again? It’s worth it. Here’s why:
With all the uncertainty during the pandemic, don’t give up on finding true love. Sure, it may be more challenging since social distancing and slowing the spread of the virus means seeing people less, but that doesn’t mean the opportunity is not out there for you. In fact, this is an opportunity to fall in love slowly and authentically since the usual conveniences are gone. Write letters, send emails, chat via video, have Zoom dates. Be open to real love again. Don’t force yourself to commit, but don’t shrink from love once you find it again. Be open to the adventure. Some people need more time to heal. Some people let go of their marriage before it was over. Whatever the circumstance, you can find love after divorce--even during a pandemic.