Divorced men want to be adored. When his partner is focused on her career. He might feel he deserves more of a say, more control over how she spends the money, among other things. There is nothing sexier to a man than a woman who loves her career, who has a passion for her work, and who goes to her job everyday with enthusiasm. There are a ton of little telltale signs that you may be able to spot that will start your womanly radar ticking.
You are an independent, smart, successful woman, and you can make your own decisions. You rebuild self-esteem, however, by doing esteemable things. In fact, according to my therapist, politics might very well be the thing that caused your divorce. Suggest a correction. In short, expect milestones to arrive at a more sluggish pace.