I think it’s important to take time to heal from divorce.People need time to adjust to the major changes that divorce brings: different living situations, moving, financial struggles, and having to share time with your kids. It’s the death of your hopes, dreams, and beliefs that you will spend the rest of your life with your spouse. It’s wise to wait a year or so, so that you can evaluate your life, take inventory of who you are, change the things about you that you don’t like, and discover what exactly you’re looking for in a partner.
When Becky was invited to lunch by a man she met at a bookstore, she was excited.
After six months self-esteem starts to go up and a desire to find a new partner appears.
It is not rare when meeting somebody new that a person sees a “prince on a white horse” or “a princess” with whom all the past will be forgotten and a fairy-tale will last forever. Everything will be different with him.” But often after a while a person wakes up recovering from the trauma caused by divorce and starts to see a new partner in a true light. Grace Cornish says “You don’t want to meet someone with the slightest behavior pattern that is similar to the “ex”.
The plurality of experts agree that there's no [time] requirement; as soon as they'd like is just fine. Divorce is stressful and can take a lot out of you, especially your self-esteem.
Still, while it's up to parents to use their best judgment about when to start dating again, there are some rules all divorcés should follow when it comes to revving up the romance again.