You aren't very likely to change flanks during battle, so choose your flank wisely. Your traverse speed is good, so angling your armor with dancing style is an option. The armor isn't good. It's flat and not very thick. Only in a tier IV match-up you can have bounces, but tier IV games are very rare for this tank. If you don't play tier IV game you must trust your enormous amount of hitpoints to out-trade your oppontents, but you will get penetrated most of the time, with exception of some lucky bounces.
Divorce calls for adjustment and revision of many decisions. For all you know, your partner will need time before he can seriously commit to you and this might be hard to handle.
However, rushing into something new and unfamiliar might just mask the pain for him and prevent healing.