31 episodes

This is a podcast about real life! It's transparent, it’s raw, it’s funny, it’s messy, and it’s hopeful, but most of all it’s proof that second chances do in fact exist for us when life doesn’t go as planned.

Datin' ain't easy — especially the second time around. Eric Payne, a divorced dad and retired marriage and fatherhood blogger (MakesMeWannaHoller.com), tells the comedic tale of his "Chapter 2" — having to start life over brand new after a divorce he didn't want.

Although "free” for the first time in 15 years, Eric has years of baggage and a stubborn desire to hold on to the past which initially keeps him stuck as he tries to move in a world way different than the one where he first met his ex-wife in the year 2000. From ghosting to online dating, to the self-care that is required of a 43-year-old, divorced black man in America, Eric tackles it all with fearless transparency and a refreshing sense of humor. Especially when it comes to making fun of himself. Tune in for the exploits, especially the failures — there are plenty along the way on his journey to finding love again.

The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide Eric Payne

    • Relationships
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

This is a podcast about real life! It's transparent, it’s raw, it’s funny, it’s messy, and it’s hopeful, but most of all it’s proof that second chances do in fact exist for us when life doesn’t go as planned.

Datin' ain't easy — especially the second time around. Eric Payne, a divorced dad and retired marriage and fatherhood blogger (MakesMeWannaHoller.com), tells the comedic tale of his "Chapter 2" — having to start life over brand new after a divorce he didn't want.

Although "free” for the first time in 15 years, Eric has years of baggage and a stubborn desire to hold on to the past which initially keeps him stuck as he tries to move in a world way different than the one where he first met his ex-wife in the year 2000. From ghosting to online dating, to the self-care that is required of a 43-year-old, divorced black man in America, Eric tackles it all with fearless transparency and a refreshing sense of humor. Especially when it comes to making fun of himself. Tune in for the exploits, especially the failures — there are plenty along the way on his journey to finding love again.

    Black Like Me

    Black Like Me

    Welcome to a special edition of The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide. I was personally impacted by the death of Rayshard Brooks as it occurred mere minutes from my house. In light of it being Juneteeth and with Father's Day 2020 only a couple days away I decided to break from the story line of post-divorce Eric getting his life together and discuss the racial and civil unrest of the past few weeks along with some very special guests who share why they love being dads.


    Begin learning about Juneteenth here: https://youtu.be/M_FP7x322cc


    https://youtu.be/GNEPwwv56DY


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    Listen to the official Dating After Divorce Survival Guide soundtrack: https://datingafterdivorcesoundtrack.com (https://datingafterdivorcesoundtrack.com/)

    • 28 min
    The Tale of My Butterscotch Butter-Pecan Rican Honey

    The Tale of My Butterscotch Butter-Pecan Rican Honey

    Eric has kept a trump card tucked away in his back pocket — a secret he doesn't even share with even his closest friends and his newly retained mentors who are helping him along his journey to new life post-divorce. It's something that give him brief pleasure but it is a source of great shame. What am I talking about? Married women who are ready and willing whenever Eric wants their company. In this episode Eric shares how he finds himself in this situation as a divorced man who believed so much in being faithful while married and what, if anything, he does to rectify it.


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    DOWNLOAD my Guided Meditation for the divorced and brokenhearted and give your life a boost of positivity: https://gumroad.com/l/MinpA (https://gumroad.com/l/MinpA)


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    Listen to the official Dating After Divorce Survival Guide soundtrack: https://datingafterdivorcesoundtrack.com (https://datingafterdivorcesoundtrack.com/)

    • 32 min
    What Is "IT"?

    What Is "IT"?

    As Eric continues on his journey of life, love and pursuing peace and joy, his relationship with Newroom Reporter Lady forces him to discover what is the stuff of relationships — what makes them work and what doesn't.


    About the Podcast:


    The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide is a biweekly, serial podcast that thoughtfully and often hilariously narrates the journey of a man in his forties - faced with the challenge of starting over after divorce - and navigating the treacherous landscape of dating in the Age of the Internet and the era of smartphones. 


    This is a podcast about real life! It's transparent, it’s raw, it’s funny, it’s messy, and it’s hopeful, but most of all, it’s proof that second chances do in fact exist for us when life doesn’t go as planned. 


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    🔥FREE DOWNLOAD: 4 Time Management Tips to bring you peace, purpose and prosperity! https://epayne.me/self-care (https://epayne.me/self-care)


    Download my Guided Meditation: https://gumroad.com/l/MinpA (https://gumroad.com/l/MinpA)


    Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for Podcast Extras: https://www.youtube.com/c/ericpayne (https://www.youtube.com/c/ericpayne)


    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ericlpayne (https://www.instagram.com/ericlpayne)


    Listen to the episode playlist at: https://datingafterdivorcesoundtrack.com (https://datingafterdivorcesoundtrack.com)

    • 29 min
    Episode 4 Trailer: What Is "It"?

    Episode 4 Trailer: What Is "It"?

    As Eric continues on his journey of life, love and pursuing peace and joy, he is forced to discover what is the stuff of relationships — what makes them work and what does not.


    About the Podcast:


    The Dating After Divorce Survival Guide is a biweekly, serial podcast that thoughtfully and often hilariously narrates the journey of a man in his forties - faced with the challenge of starting over after divorce - and navigating the treacherous landscape of dating in the Age of the Internet and the smartphone. 


    This is a podcast about real life! It's transparent, it’s raw, it’s funny, it’s messy, and it’s hopeful, but most of all it’s proof that second chances do in fact exist for us when life doesn’t go as planned. 

    • 1 min
    Dreams and Nightmares

    Dreams and Nightmares

    Eric's dating journey continues, but not without its challenges. He has to deal with


    his ex-wife texting him a whole lot more than he'd like,


    showing up late for dates, and


    learning what to share and what not to share when meeting new people


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    Visit DatingAfterDivorceSoundtrack.com (DatingAfterDivorceSoundtrack.com) and sign up for updates to hear the music that both inspired and was often played during the events described on the podcast (you can't hear them here because I'm not trying to get sued).


    Download your Free 60 Minutes of Self-Care worksheet pack, please visit epayne.me/self-care (https://epayne.me/self-care) It makes a great companion to the above meditation.


    To learn more about the show visit @ericlpayne (https://instagram.com/ericlpayne) to see what I'm up to behind the scenes.


    Have a question for me? Click here (mailto:info@datingafterdivorce.guide) and ask away or email me at info[at]datingafterdivorce[dot]guide. I may feature it as a topic in a future episode.

    • 35 min
    Episode 3 Trailer: Dreams and Nightmares

    Episode 3 Trailer: Dreams and Nightmares

    As much as you try to move forward with your life sometimes the past won't let go.


    Episode 3 arrives this Thursday, 05.07.2020.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

dalightmixtape ,

Honesty & Humor Collide

Love Eric’s storytelling. To not be a divorced man, much of this resonates with me. In a sea of content this stands out because of its authenticity, comedic approach (not laughing at you E, laughing with) and a person who creates a soundtrack is a thoughtful human. Appreciate the insight shared and the raw humility displayed.

Mimi1974 ,

Refreshing

So refreshing to hear a man’s honest perspective and share his feelings about his journey. I find myself talking back to my device like I’m having a conversation with Eric. He paints a vivid picture of the landscapes he mentions and makes you feel like you’re taking ride with him. Awesome podcast especially for us divorcées!

JBaeBae408 ,

This podcast is thoroughly enjoyable!

Anyone who has re-entered the dating world after a divorce will relate to Eric’s humorous stories about dating after 40. It’s super honest and I appreciate his transparency and vulnerability as he goes through this journey with us all. Thank you, well done!

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