The scars of a divorce are often unseen, and they often inhibit people from moving forward in their lives. A person who was the unexpected victim of a cheating partner will find they must learn to trust others again before they can make a new life. For them, the trust they had with their former partner has been used as a weapon. They see little reason to open their heart to someone new, but that is what they must do unless they want to spend the rest of their life alone.
While it is often difficult to trust another person in a relationship, taking small steps is the best way to move forward. Dating for fun is a good way to advance, and it presents nothing more than a way to get out for a few hours. Trust is not a major issue on a first date, and keeping it light as well as social is a good way for both people to have a good time.
When a first date goes well, it might be best to put off a second date for a week or two. It will give the person trying to overcome trust issues a chance to feel relaxed about their choices, and they will have an easier time if they do not feel rushed. If the person pushes for a second date too quickly, trust issues will arise due to suspicion.
Learning how to trust another person again does not come easily, and few people go through life without experiencing it. Building trust is not always a fast process, so those who are dating someone recently divorced should be willing to wait until the other person feels they can enter a relationship. A new romantic interesting pushing too hard or fast for the other person to give their trust is a sign that betrayal may be just around the corner.