I’m Getting Divorced and This Other Guy Wants to See Me. Is it Worth the Risk?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Reader Question:

The guy I was once married to lives on the opposite side of the globe and we have no form of contact to one another, but it’s definitely over between us, as I left him and I’m currently waiting for a divorce.

Recently a guy I used to have an intimate relationship with (before I was married) keeps messaging me on Facebook, and it seems like he wants to get back with me. The problem is his cousin is my best friend, and I think she told him I “am” married because he asked me whether I was married or not. If his cousin (my best friend) finds out, the worst could happen.

Is dating this other guy worth the risk?

-Sarah (U.K.)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Dear Sarah,

What a big “old” mess. A husband with a loose string still attached, an old lover whom you haven’t actually been dating and a best friend busybody.

You really want my opinion? Move on! And move off Facebook.

Here is my four-step plan to take control of your relationships:

Step One: Dump the fantasy Facebook retrosexual.

Step Two: Get divorced from the globe trotter.

Step Three: Go on a real date with a real man in your real world.

Step Four: Find out why your best friend judges your love lives so much.

Change your behavior if she has a case. Otherwise, tell her to butt out.


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