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. One year turns into two, which turns into three, and soon enough, you feel rusty and out of touch.
But getting back on the proverbial horse isn’t as terrifying and difficult as you think. Samantha Jayne, a relationship expert and dating coach, tells Now To Love that emotional roadblocks can often be to blame when it comes to putting off dating, post-divorce:
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