Dating someone right after divorce
But if it’s an amicable split that just happens to be taking a while to settle, all the above rules apply. Are you dating because you feel like you need a distraction or because you’re ready for new connections in your life?
Still being legally married does add the complication of sharing that with your dates, but these days that won’t be shocking.
Dating again isn’t a substitute for getting used to being on your own.
One of the best ways to know if you’re ready is to give it a try!
Cathy Meyer is a certified divorce coach, marriage educator, freelance writer, and founding editor of Divorced
As a divorce mediator, she provides clients with strategies and resources that enable them to power through a time of adversity.
As a misguided attempt to move on with your life, you may jump back into the dating scene for fear of being alone.
Its human nature, but it's also a quick fix—one that will dull the pain of a broken heart with the emotional intensity of a new love.
The act of moving quickly from a long-lasting partnership into another coins the term "rebound." In some instances, a rebound relationship can even start before a breakup if the couple has distanced themselves emotionally from each other.Some consider a rebound relationship a distraction.Forming a connection to another person keeps you from experiencing the full extent of the emotional pain associated with your divorce.SH: Dating before a divorce is finalized is a very personal decision.If the divorce is contentious, you might even want to check with your lawyer and see if it could be used against you.
If you’re newly divorced or in the process of ending things with your spouse, you might be interested in dating again.