AskMen may get paid if you click a link in this article and buy a product or service. Going through a divorce is one of the most painful, stressful experiences that you will ever have. Much like grieving the loss of a loved one, getting a divorce can often feel like a death, as it severs not on a relationship, but family connections and the love that you once thought would last forever. And while the process is stressful and expensive , once the paperwork is officially signed, you're challenged with the task of building your life again. From figuring out how you'll spend your solo time to making new life goals for yourself, who you become post-divorce is often a better version of who you were in an unhappy marriage. After some time has passed, you might even start to consider dating again, only to quickly realize that it's not quite how it used to be.
Australian Women's Weekly. When going through something as traumatic as divorce , dating is usually the last thing on your mind. Dealing with conflicting emotions, confusing paperwork and a totally changed home life is stress enough without having to consider the intricacies of dates, schedules and — god forbid — dating apps. A period of self-reflection and alone time after divorcing is necessary and healthy, but sometimes you can find yourself inadvertently putting dating off for longer and longer.
A first relationship after divorce can be as thrilling as it is anxiety-inducing. Many people wonder if their first serious relationship after divorce can actually last or if it's doomed to be a rebound while others just want to have some fun after leaving a marriage. Dating coach Lori Gorshow cautions newly-single people to take care to not jump into a relationship similar to the marriage out of a need for comfort. Moreover, these new relationship have many of the same problems," explains Gorshow.
The landscape looks completely different from what it did when you were last single…and that may have been decades ago. And who knows? You might even find more benefits to dating now than you did last time around!