Reentering the dating scene after divorce
If you are ready to date again you need to have reached the stage of acceptance. Give yourself time to heal – no matter how happy or unhappy your marriage was, it will take some time for you to heal and be ready to trust again. The longer you give yourself to heal the more likely it is that your next relationship will be solid and lasting. Connect with your life – the emotional, and sometimes financial, strain of a divorce can sometimes mean that other parts of your life get neglected.
Reconnect with friends, start going out again, get your career back on track if it was affected, and above all else – learn to have fun again. Don’t take an anaesthetic – many people want to numb the pain after a divorce and may use another relationship, alcohol, drugs, food or work to distract themselves from the painful feelings of loss and failure.
Introduce the idea of you dating again before you actually do anything and allow them the freedom to share their feelings with you. The feel good factor – Divorce affects people’s confidence not just in themselves but in relationships, love and the sanctity of marriage.
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