Dating after divorce can feel like walking in one of those space camp rooms designed to feel like the moon—it’s a totally alien experience. It has been a very long time since you had to let a new person get to know you, from scratch. Not only that but, dating takes on a whole new meaning for you now. Dating used to be something you did in the hopes of finding someone you wanted to spend your life with. You did find that person, and it didn’t work out. So you may not have the most positive outlook on the whole process anymore. You’re not the same doe-eyed, optimistic girl you were when you dated before your divorce. And that’s not a bad thing! But, it does mean there may be a little prep work you need to do before diving back in. Here are things you should do before dating after divorce.
Consult your therapist
Your therapist is a doctor and she knows when your broken heart is healed and ready to get back in the game. It couldn’t hurt to listen to her, right? If you dive back in too soon, you could set yourself months back in your healing process.