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.
They don’t know how to care for themselves or spend their time without the relationship to define them.They are likely to miss their other parent and may not fully understand the reasons why you split.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.This is where you do the work of reconnecting with yourself and developing the most loving, loyal and lasting relationship you can – you need to become your own best friend.This is the one relationship guaranteed to last a lifetime. Ready to try again – you will know when you are ready to move on and start a new relationship because there will be an urge to share your full, exciting and enjoyable life with someone else.