| | Re: I have a crush--HELP!!
You could just let him know you are a bit "emotional" sometimes b/c of the pending divorce (he doesn't need to know you are "emotional" over him, a feeling you probably wouldn't have developed had you been happily married, hence the 'because of the divorce part) and apologize for ducking out on the dinner. Then be sure to wait and commit LAST to those dinners so the situation doesn't arise again. BUT, if he becomes available, he sounds like the perfect "rebound" guy and I would say, GO FOR IT! 11 years is nothing when it comes to the rebound relationship.
If it happens, I want details!! haha
As for feeling silly etc., try to embrace it as just "rediscovering" your inner young adult. You'd tell a younger woman it's ok, right? Don't be too hard on yourself. Having a crush can be fun!