Divorced men are twice as likely to commit suicide as married men.
Divorced men are also more prone to alcohol problems, so be careful of starting down that road.
"Focus on the other adult when starting a relationship," he says."Diplomacy and negotiating skills are key." Being civil with your ex may encourage more flexibility in terms of custody, and potentially more time with your kids."If divorced spouses have a working relationship, they can agree to informally bypass some stipulations," Finley says."Lots of guys have never had experience as the primary caregiver, and they don't know what to do and have trouble adapting," Buser says."But divorce gives them an opportunity, when they are with their kids, to be a full-time parent for the first time.