Dating old flame after divorce

Don't get dinged for car rental insurance you don't need or damage you didn't cause! Learn more. Lifelong friends, Marvin Ugland and Diane Nerheim were brought together by their respective mothers. Who hasn't wondered what might happen if an old flame found his or her way back into your life? What might have been if that onetime relationship hadn't ended, or what might transpire if you reconnected once again? Maybe you've already reconnected with a college boyfriend on Facebook, or Googled that girl from high school on whom you had a maddening crush.

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Don't get dinged for car rental insurance you don't need or damage you didn't cause! Learn more. Lifelong friends, Marvin Ugland and Diane Nerheim were brought together by their respective mothers. Who hasn't wondered what might happen if an old flame found his or her way back into your life? What might have been if that onetime relationship hadn't ended, or what might transpire if you reconnected once again?

Maybe you've already reconnected with a college boyfriend on Facebook, or Googled that girl from high school on whom you had a maddening crush. For many of us, that's the stuff of fantasy. But for some, reconnecting with a former flame can be a familiar and comfortable way to find lasting love. And such matches are becoming increasingly common, thanks to the explosion of social media. Just how many of those old friends turn into new partners is harder to pinpoint.

Join the discussion: Talk openly with other folks about love, sex and relationships. But however long-lost loves reunite — a social site, a dating site, a phone call, a note or even a chance meeting at a reunion or a funeral — there's an allure in rekindling a simmering flame. That can make for a very good match. She wasn't thinking romance.

Not really. When Debby Klein agreed to have dinner four years ago with her old buddy Jeff Stiel, she was unclear if it was a date or just two old camp-counselor friends getting together at the urging of a mutual friend. Dating wasn't high on Debby's priority list; she had recently ended a long relationship that followed her divorce. But that all changed after she and Jeff talked until they closed down a New Jersey restaurant near their homes. Debby realized that in addition to their camp and college connections, she and Jeff shared "a special bond that comes from the same place.

Plus, both are jocks: Debby, 53, is a personal trainer, and mortgage financier Jeff, 54, competes in basketball and softball leagues; they also play tennis together. The couple connected on a deeper level, too — all four of their parents are Holocaust survivors. Sometimes that's Yiddish. He had a crush on her, but Debby was dating another young man. Whatever didn't work then totally works now. It didn't take him long to see that. By their second date four years ago, he once again knew he wanted more than friendship.

Now he sees them as a natural match, enhanced by the mutual admiration among their seven teenage and young-adult kids. There was one place Jeff and Debby always were good partners—on the tennis court. So their wedding invitation featured a photo taken after the pair won a highly competitive mixed-doubles camp tennis tournament. In the photo, Debby is jumping on Jeff's back. In her wedding toast to Jeff, she joked, "What?

You and me? Here's how Prentiss Willson remembers the first time he saw Janice Rude: She was a year ahead of me — and beautiful. Then Janice surprised Prentiss with a gutsy move. When she didn't see him for the college's pre-Thanksgiving dinner, she sent a friend after him. But parental disapproval got in the way. Janice says her father said, "Stop seeing that boy, or I'll cut off your tuition — and you damn well better listen to me. My father was a street-smart rough guy who didn't think intellectual knowledge was worth anything.

Janice returned the ring. Janice moved to Los Angeles and eventually to Reno, Nevada, to run her family's diving board business. Over 47 years, each married and divorced multiple times. Their paths crossed occasionally through friends. And once, when both were single, they even talked about getting back together. She accepted his brunch invitation "to see if the spark was there.

I told my daughter, 'This might be goodbye forever. Not a chance. When Janice walked into San Francisco's Cliff House for that last-ditch date, Prentiss says, "I told her, 'You're wearing the same color slacks you wore to Thanksgiving in In they married at Occidental College. When their mothers, who'd never met, died within months of each other, the couple discovered that both moms had saved the original engagement announcement.

That's about 17, days — but who's counting? Now retired and in their 70s, they've made their home in Yountville in the Napa Valley. Their romance flourished, but after seven years, as Gayle hit her mids, she began to worry that her biological clock was winding down. It was a painful breakup for them both. Nonetheless, she met another man, married and had a daughter. Frank, true to form, stayed single — and, through mutual friends, kept tabs on Gayle, "the best girlfriend I ever had.

I was a fool to have let Gayle go. They've been a couple ever since that lunch, though they maintain separate homes. Frank, 62, is raising his year-old nephew, and Gayle's daughter fell ill with a condition requiring extensive therapy. The couple manages to get together about three times a week. Our lives are hard, but our relationship is easy. In a strange way, it was their mothers — lifelong friends — who brought Diane Nerheim and Marvin Ugland together, although neither mom lived to see them reunited.

Marv was married when he escorted his own mother to Diane's mother's funeral in Grand Forks, N. Thoughtful, too: When Marv's mother died a few months later, Diane sent her condolences. She did so again soon afterward, when his wife suddenly died. Not long after that, Marv, a retired dentist, visited the website for Diane's business, Needlepoint Inc. He knew she was single but had no idea if she had a significant other.

Still, he thought, I might as well take a shot. I decided to drive miles — from Fargo, N. The evening he arrived, Diane and Marv dined on the romantic hotel's porch, where he spoke from his heart: I'm looking for someone to be my companion and have fun. If you're interested, that would be wonderful. As they sipped Irish coffee in the Michigan twilight the next evening, Diane, who was living in San Francisco, confessed that she'd been weighing his offer.

Not only did they take that trip, they also visited Italy for Marv's birthday that March. On April 4, , they were married aboard a yacht in the San Francisco harbor. Not Marv — he cooks, loves entertaining, and we laugh all the time and have a trust that's wonderful. One of us starts talking, and the other finishes the sentence. Learn why taking a romantic vacation can help reignite the spark in your relationship.

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Aug 14, The rekindling of young love after many years apart is the key to long-lasting Old flames reunited make the most lasting marriages I met in and from the moment we began dating I knew we were made for each other. Jan 12, As a woman who re-dated a man I married after several years apart, I confess At first, re-dating an old flame can feel more comfortable than getting to know Maybe you just came through a divorce or death or your last child.

The Internet has made it very easy to reconnect with people from your past, such as that old flame from high school or college. Is seeking out former sweethearts a good idea? What happens when these long-ago relationships are renewed or rekindled? Nancy Kalish, PhD, has been studying reunited couples for more than 20 years, beginning with her landmark survey of 1, people around the world who tried rekindling long-ago romances.

What would you do?

First love. You hear a lot about it.

Old Flames: Are We Playing With Fire?

A while back I posed a question to the people on my blog's Facebook page. I asked about the intelligence of meeting up with an old flame, who is now married. I said I was asking for a friend but I'm sure they are all smart enough to know I was asking for me. Old Flame is my college boyfriend. Our relationship lasted several years, through college and both of us taking different paths afterwards:

The psychology of why rekindled romances are so intense

Rekindling a romance has become trendy since the creation of web sites to find old classmates, people search engines, and now social networking websites, but it is not a new phenomenon. I have been researching rekindled romances since A majority of my survey participants 55 percent chose to reunite with someone they loved when they were 17 or younger — their first loves. And another 29 percent chose a former sweetheart from late adolescence ages 18 to Successful senior reunions Thirty-seven percent of the participants were in their 40s and 50s when they reunited with their lost loves, 10 percent reconnected between the ages of sixty to seventy, and 4 percent were in their 80s or 90s. Longevity, of course, is a factor in the decreasing percentages with age. Although the number of reunions decreased with age, the success of these reunions increased. In their written comments on the questionnaire, seniors attributed their success to their maturity: They also commented that they lacked tolerance for arguments, so they avoided arguing.

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How we reconnected in a powerful rekindled romance that would seem to appear only in movies and romance novels. It started out as a real-life fairy tale.

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Think again. He called and we talked for a bit. He started talking about Myspace, and I told him that I had a confession and told him that I had broke into his e-mails and had gotten her information. He said he was sorry, and then from that point on told me everything about her and how she was his high school sweetheart and they had just recently met up again, thanks to Myspace. According to experts, the answer is yes, he does. The grass is always greener. Why have such quotes stood the test of time? And what do they mean? The Internet has multiplied opportunities to start a romance with someone online. When you go on the Internet, you are getting a connection with a person in the machine. It is not real. Tuff is not the only person to find out her spouse was cheating with a high school honey he met on a social networking Web site.

What Is the Right Thing to Do When an Old Lover Connects with You Online?

This romance is also rekindled—once the girlfriend breaks off her existing engagement to move in with her ex. But is it really the case that both people had found their true soulmate, let them slip by, and then found them again years later? Or is it simply psychologically intoxicating to reunite with a former partner, and a mixture of nostalgia and fantasy combine to recreate the romance? Most people have no interest in rekindling former romances that often ended for a good reason. But for those who cannot forget a lost love interest and seek to meet them again, the result can often be a long-lasting and meaningful relationship. From to , Kalish conducted a survey of people who had broken off a relationship and then rekindled the romance at least five years later though some waited 75 years to reunite.

Reconnecting with an Old Flame During Divorce

Done was done. Generally that meant no speaking or interaction unless you were bound by children, work or alimony. Add to that the fact that half of all marriages end in divorce, and there are a lot of exes to go around. They portray a pair who were married 19 years and divorced for a decade when they start seeing each other again. For all these reasons, coping with the ex factor is the cultural dating issue of our time, says Belle.

3 Essential Rules For Anyone Firing Up An Old Romance

The rekindling of young love after many years apart is the key to long-lasting wedded bliss, researchers say. A study in the United States found that people who rekindled youthful romances at least five years after they had split up had a 76 per cent chance of staying together, compared with a 40 per cent chance of successful marriage in the rest of the population. The study is the first done on people reunited with a lost lover after years apart. Nancy Kalish and colleagues from California State University found it was not just the nostalgia of ageing that made people look for their first love. The average age of those involved in the reunions was Older couples attributed their success to having re-found their soulmates and to increased maturity. Some 55 per cent chose to reunite with someone they loved when they were 17 or younger - their first love - and 29 per cent chose a former sweetheart from late adolescence.

Thanks to social networking sites like Facebook, reuniting with a long lost love is becoming more and more common. As a woman who re-dated a man I married after several years apart, I confess to being part of this growing trend. However, most "rekindlers" as experts call them, are folks who get together after decades apart. At first, re-dating an old flame can feel more comfortable than getting to know someone new, but depending on how long you dated, how well you knew each other and the intensity of your past romance , there could be a highly charged emotional outcome. If your breakup was caused by deception or cheating , you find it's still hard to move on. If the separation was caused by geographic changes or parental disapproval, the chances of a successful reunion are better. If you recently rekindled with an old love and want it to last, follow these tips so that you both have a chance at making it work out the second time around.

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