Dating After Divorce from Rav's blog

Is dating after divorce a challenge? Well, it might seem like a daunting task, given the amount of hurt feelings, diminished confidence, and all sorts of relationship doubts you have.  But a divorce is not an end to the world, right? So dating after divorce is a new start to life. Who knows you might end up with someone who is made just for you?


Dating after Divorce Tips

Wait for the dating game


It is not the best time to jump into dating right away after a divorce. It is better to come in the right frame of mind in order to find a new dating partner. Remember, your mind could be full of anger and frustration at this time, especially if your partner cheated on you. You are hurt so give yourself some time before stepping up the dating game. This should allow you enough time to forget the hurt and frustration so the same feelings of doubt or jealously do not find a place in your new relationship.


Keep an eye out for someone special


When you feel that you have healed from the pain and frustration of divorce, you may start looking for a new dating partner. However, it is best to talk to the new date about your feelings of insecurity and mistrust that your previous relationship has left you with. This will ensure that they understand your emotions and keep things honest and transparent.


Identify what you need


Dating after divorce becomes easier when you identify the things you expect in your next partner to make the relationship feel fulfilled. Work on the pain points in your failed relationship and make sure the things do not repeat.

It all begins with prioritizing what you can and cannot live without. Make it clear before beginning with a new relationship. This will ensure that you get exactly what you are looking for.


Don’t sacrifice


The need to step out of your comfort zone cannot be overstressed. You ought to stay true to yourself. Dating after divorce should not be a challenge if you know how to reconnect with yourself. When dating post-divorce, do not define yourself purely on the basis of your new relationship. You want to focus on who you are and date someone only if they accept you as who you are.


Be transparent


One of the golden rules of dating after divorce is to stay transparent and honest in your new relationship. When you are comfortable interacting with the person you are dating, honestly speak about everything. Do not hesitate to go into long conversations once you are comfortable with them. Share your life goals and expectations from the relationship if the other person looks compatible. Don’t shy away from asking them about their life goals. How does the other person reacts and responds? Can you still see potential? If so, both of you can decide to move forward together.


Trust your gut


You deserve a second chance, right. But you want to make sure you do not end up with a person who does not make a good match. So forget them and do not commit to this relationship. Trust your instincts when you start dating after divorce and make a decision based on your gut feeling.


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