Don't beat around the bush, and don't say you are already divorced if you are still in the process of it, as did one man Hartman dated."I suspected that this man wasn't over his marriage, which made sense -- after all, he wasn't even divorced yet," she says.• More personal information, such as why the marriage failed and the nature of your relationship with your ex, should be saved for a later date when the two of you are more comfortable with each other.

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A Dutch study this year showed that reduces one's chances of having a new, successful relationship -- slightly more for women than for men. It's no wonder newly dating divorcees may be hesitant to mention the details.

"Many people hide these truths because they don't want to scare off a potential date, but hiding such information will make your date feel tricked," says Christie Hartman, a Denver psychologist and author of "Dating the Divorced Man: Sort Through the Baggage to Decide If He's Right for You." Here's how to reveal your previous marriage to your potential future spouse.

Broaching the subject When is it time to delve into the facts of your past? She advises: • If you are going through a divorce, tell the person you are dating pronto.

Rosie O'Donnell might be having the worst year ever.

After experiencing the loss of her father and a very public estrangement from her daughter, Rosie has now reportedly broken up with her girlfriend of four months, Tatum O'Neal. Though reps for both O'Donnell and O'Neal have repeatedly denied the affair, the two were spotted on vacation earlier this year and even Chelsea O'Donnell also admitted that the actress would call her mom all the time. Even a long term relationship would have trouble sustaining those kinds of blows!

Well, maybe it's best that the comedienne remain single for now considering her trouble state of affairs.As for Tatum, a confidante revealed that she's ready to "meet a nice girl" after a long and tumultuous marriage to John Mc Enroe.We wish the two the best of luck in their next romances!(Life Wire) -- After his 10-year marriage ended in 2004, New Yorker Phil Lee, 42, found himself tagged with the modern-day scarlet letter: "D" -- divorced.He wondered how that (not to mention his three children, ages 19, 11 and 9) would affect his future dating life.The fitness-business owner says it hasn't been much of a hindrance. "At my age, a lot of the women I meet have children themselves, so it's generally a back-and-forth over each other's children," says Lee.