Dating After a Break-Up

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue
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After a break-up, you may wonder if you will ever meet someone that you are interested in. This may lead you to think that you need to start dating again. So, when is the best time to date again? How do you make that decision? Though the answer to these questions might be different for everyone, here are some suggestions.

1. Wait until you are over your ex.

Don't jump into a relationship to mend your heart. Mend your heart before you start a new relationship with anyone else. You don't want to be thinking about your ex while you are trying to enjoy time with your new partner, so try to make sure you have the ability to let go of the past and focus on the future.

2. Make sure you know what you want.

Spend some time alone to reflect on your wants and needs. You don't want to jump into another relationship just to have someone. You want to make sure that the relationship that you get into is something that will benefit your lifestyle and add to it.

3. Make sure you have your independence.

Make sure that you can take care of yourself before you jump into another relationship. You want the focus of your relationship to be each other, but if you don't have a job or a place to live or something else that you need, getting to know the other person might be difficult. By having your independence, the other person will understand that you are in the relationship for the right reasons and not because you need his or her help.

It might take time to get into a new relationship after a break-up, but sometimes, that time is just what you need. So, do your best to emotionally heal before jumping back into dating. It might actually help in the long run.

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Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue writes lifestyle articles.

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