I come here to get sound advice...I separated from my partner of six years several months ago.  She moved out a week ago.  We are still friends and still communicate with one another.  I work at a boarding school where the people here are so close that its like a home away from home or a second family.  I have the awful task of breaking this news to my students in about a week.  I'm not sure how they will handle it.  I am also a rookie at the dating game because I was not allowed to date growing up and get overwhelmed by it.  (of course I was not allowed to date because jesus was my husband until the one he appointed for me would meet me in the grocery store and walk up to me and tell me that god told him he was my husband....I'm literally laughing out loud at the things I used to believe) Any suggestions?

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Comment by Un-Tarded on September 5, 2011 at 4:00pm

You might give this one a look:

http://www.carbondate.me/

Good luck!

Comment by Kris King on September 5, 2011 at 5:10am
I'd agree with everyone saying to find a hobby or interest, especially one that has a social dimension.  If you can at least keep your mind occupied, give you something to focus on, that's a plus.  If you can meet similarly minded people and get a date out of it, then that's a double-plus :)  Hope it goes okay - stay positive!
Comment by Ted E Bear on September 5, 2011 at 12:03am

Yes, find a hobby. It does not matter what it is. Astronomy, photography, painting, chasing mailmen while dressed as a dog; so long as you enjoy it, and there are groups of people out there who meet up. Almost all the happy coupled people I know met through something like that.

Comment by Kimberlee Williams on September 4, 2011 at 10:31am

Hey Sentient,

thanks.  I will keep moving on.  You're right.  Life does have a way of throwing this stuff at us.  Just knowing you read my blog makes me feel better because I know that there are people that care.  Thanks.

Kim

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 4, 2011 at 9:24am
Kimberlee, sorry for the difficult change.  Live has a way of throwing stuff like this at us.  Wish I knew how to help - I hope there will be other more helpful comments here for you!
Comment by Kimberlee Williams on September 3, 2011 at 9:37pm
Wow, booklover...that's awesome.  Yes we are still friends.  We have actually helped each other get dressed for "dates".  Yes, my job is family oriented so my got to know her and love her. @ AnneT-our atheist group just dissolved.  I will have to look for another one.  Of course the trouble is finding a free thinker that's a lesbian lol!!  And no, no grocery store knight in shining armour. @Steph-Thanks for your support.  It is appreciated.  I tried the "gay part" of eharmony for a while but it is quite expensive or it can be.  I will give that site a whirl.  I also tried match dot com but am not ready to pay for that either.
Comment by Steph S. on September 3, 2011 at 9:09pm

Have you tried online dating services?  I think there is one for freethinkers --

http://www.freethinkermatch.com/

I offer my support!  I wish you the best.

Comment by annet on September 3, 2011 at 8:45pm

No grocery store knight in shining armour?  How can that be?  lol. 

I know nothing about dating but maybe someone can recommend freethinker match dot com or other atheist dating site? (but be careful of course.) There was some talk that eharmony is not all that atheist friendly. Have you tried going to a CFI or atheist club meetup in your town?

Comment by booklover on September 3, 2011 at 8:18pm

Sorry about you & your partner!  That's nice you can still be friends.  It's cool that the people you work with and your students will care about your break-up.  So many people don't like where they work.

Can't offer advice on the dating game, I met my husband in high school, got married 4 years later, and we've been married 23 1/2 years. lol.

Just wanted to offer support to you!

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