Dating someone right after divorce
The Cheat Sheet: How do you know if you’re ready to start dating again after divorce?
Stella Harris: Some people try to make guidelines like one month for every year of the relationship, but there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to your feelings.
If you jump into another commitment to distract yourself from the pain of your divorce, your new boyfriend is destined for heartbreak.
Once he has served his purpose, you will more than likely move on, leaving him to pick up the pieces.
Forming a connection to another person keeps you from experiencing the full extent of the emotional pain associated with your divorce.Don’t expect your new partner to make up for your ex-husband's shortcomings.Maybe you experienced infidelity or abuse, so you look to your new man to alleviate the pain from your marriage (a.k.a. But more than likely, all you will do is exchange one set of problems for another.The Cheat Sheet spoke with Stella Harris, a coach for the Juicebox app, an anonymous platform for users to have conversations with certified sex and relationship coaches.Here’s what Harris had to say about dating after divorce.
The clearer your vision, the more likely you'll meet the love of your life. And really, a rebound relationship isn't the best bet if you're looking for real commitment.