Psychotherapist Pandora Mac Lean-Hoover, who's divorced, also suggests finding a therapist who knows firsthand how vulnerable you are."Therapists who haven't experienced divorce often create false hope," in regards to recovering quickly. Still, it can be intimidating to re-enter the world of dating.Need a little encouragement before you take that plunge? It sounds like trite advice, but it’s worth following: Don’t date until you’re ready to date. If you’re serious about finding love again, make sure you understand where you are in the healing process.
If you realize, mid-date, that you’re not ready to date, you can give yourself more time before pursuing anything further.
Rest assured, these 10 lessons can get you through the end of your marriage, both financially and emotionally.1.
It may take a long time to recover—and that's okay.
Do you understand what went wrong in your last relationship? Can you identify what a healthy relationship needs to look like for you?
Give yourself the freedom of a little time and make sure your past is firmly in the past, along with the infamous “bitterness baggage,” before giving love a second chance. No, you don’t have to make every date a group date; just make sure you have good friends in your corner. Let the people nearest and dearest to you encourage and support you as you dive back into the dating game. Take a new class, get a new haircut, and eat healthier than ever.