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Episode 71st April 2021 • The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide • Eric Payne
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Acting on your emotions always feels good in the moment but rarely works out in the long run. Your host, Eric Payne, a.k.a. the Divorced Dillenger puts both his feet in a pile of you know what when he casts care to the wind (based on the events of Episode 5: A New Orleans Ghost Story) and backslides on his principles when it comes to who and how he dates. But don't lose hope! Things just may end on a high note in the season finale of Season 3 of The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide.


  • Why acting based on your emotions rather than sound judgment is never a good idea in any relationship. 
  • Why it’s okay to want what you want. 
  • That you can and in some instances should elevate yourself above your circumstances.
  • Why it’s necessary to have “space” in relationships, no matter what.


Resources from the Episode : 

You are NOT Your Past and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise:

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Learn your worth. Speak your worth!

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Episode 7 poetry is adapted from Love Rain by Jill Scott (Miss Jill)


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About The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide

Datin' ain't easy — especially the second time around. Join retired blogger ( and divorced dad, Eric Payne, for his humorous storytelling escapades that take you along for the ride over and through emotional hills and valleys as he navigates dating life as a divorced man. Eric doesn't shy away from any of it – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the messy, and he isn't afraid to call himself out when he's the one being messy.