opens in theaters on Friday, it will mark the 11th feature film adapted from a novel by Nicholas Sparks, the global phenomenon whose love stories have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
TIME caught up with the novelist ahead of the film's release to talk about his dramas, Stephen King and his dating life post-divorce.
Community Q&A It might surprise your relatives, but re-lighting the flame with a divorced spouse is more common than you think.
Learn how to do it "right" the second time around, and make this new (old) relationship work again.
Recent conversations with Millennials and 30-somethings have made me feel even better about my age and lucky to have spent my Millennial dating years pre-internet, well before the current awfulness of online 'hooking-up'. As a young adult in your teens and early twenties, you were exposed to single men all the time...
Sometimes it feels like there's no one out there to date. at school, at camp, and at after school activities.
The divorce may have had much more to do with your spouse and his/her issues than being about you. Make new friends by asking someone to lunch or to a movie. This is a perfect time to take that writing workshop, art class, or other activities that interests you. You have to make a new life for yourself and it should be self-nurturing.5. Start your life over beginning today, and realize all the opportunities that are available to you.8. Even if they are in a relationship, there are advantages to being single. Therapists generally recommend waiting at least a year to give yourself time to work through the issues associated with divorce before getting involved with someone else.
You need friendships to support you through this transition.4.
Your spouse may have just walked out, or left you for another man/other woman.to do) if you're going through—or just contemplating—a divorce.Here, real women share what they wish they'd known when they split from their husbands and divorce professionals weigh in on how to combat the most unexpected, yet most common, mistakes they've seen clients make.Julie, 50, from Denver, thought she'd be able to handle her divorce."I'm a strong person, I own my own business and I'm a professional speaker," she says.It's what led me to helping women really understand who men are.If you've ever wondered why dating felt like you were driving with one foot on the brake and one foot on the gas or you're wondering why you're not meeting great guys to spend time with, I'd like to share something with you.Today, not having these types of common meeting places makes it harder to find single men to date. Growing up, we weren't taught who men really are and what makes them tick.I know I wasn't and in the past, I made huge mistakes that ended up emasculating men.There may have been a midlife crisis, and you didn’t figure into the “new life.” Whatever the reason, coping with an unwanted divorce can be very difficult. The old adage, “Time heals all wounds” is only partly true. Use this experience as a catalyst for your new life.Many people in this situation find themselves depressed, tearful, and afraid. Time does heal some wounds, but many wounds from an unwanted divorce will never heal. Many recently divorced people are surprised to get a cold shoulder from some of their friends. You now have the freedom to explore yourself and you may be surprised to learn that you are a very interesting person! Sometimes a traumatic experience can serve to move us out of a rut we’ve been in with our lives. You can’t change being single now, even if you didn’t plan it, but find ways to enjoy it.Rest assured, these 10 lessons can get you through the end of your marriage, both financially and emotionally.1.It may take a long time to recover—and that's okay.My second son Ryan was diagnosed as severely autistic.