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Do You Know When to Start Dating After a Breakup?

August 12, 2019 at 12.33pm by
Woman crying over a broken heart

When a relationship ends, it’s so easy to get caught up in loneliness, in the overwhelming feeling of not being good enough, in your self-doubts and all the negative feelings anyone could possibly feel. These are all natural. These are all normal emotions. When a person leaves,  the pain rips you to the core, you begin to question your worth and your self-love is shaken. That is until you start to heal and move on. And to move on, one of the pieces of advice you’ll get is to get back into the dating game. It may have worked for some, but it doesn’t mean it can work for everyone. So, how do you know when to start dating after a breakup?

There’s no specific timeline

No one can really tell how long recovering from heartbreak should take. The process varies per person. Some people take a few months while others take years, and there’s really nothing wrong with that. You can take as much time as you want to fully heal and recover. And when you finally you know you’ve completely let go of the pain, then and only then will you be able to say that it’s time to open your heart to someone again. 

When you’re happy being alone again

It’s not true that people need to be with someone to be happy. If your happiness depends on someone else’s presence in your life, you’re only setting yourself up for disappointment and devastation. So whether or not you’re in a relationship, it’s important to be happy on your own. Seek your own happiness. Be comfortable with yourself. This is especially important after leaving a toxic relationship. Do the things you love the most, make yourself happy and do whatever it takes to be whole again. Spend quality time with family and friends. Go on a solo trip. Go on a yoga retreat or do some soul-searching.

When you’re comfortable being single and hanging out solo, it means you’re ready to love again.

When you’re no longer angry

Nobody says you can’t get angry after a breakup. In fact, you are entitled to get angry and feel all the ugly feelings especially when a relationship has left you broken. That’s part of the healing process. Embrace all the crappy emotional stuff while trying to heal. Otherwise, you might find yourself carrying all this baggage into the next relationship. 

When you can own your mistakes that led to the breakup

It takes two to tango. Yes, your ex may have broken your heart because they were the ones who decided to call it quits. However, you can’t blame them for every single thing that went wrong in the relationship. Own up to your own mistakes and shortcomings even if that mistake was letting him take more from the relationship.

When you’ve stopped talking about them

Once you’ve finally stopped venting to your friends about how insensitive and inconsiderate your ex was, it means you’ve finally let them go. When you think you’re done airing out your grievances about the breakup, it means that you’ve stopped feeling bad about what happened and you can welcome a new person into your life. 

When you don’t find yourself rushing

Getting your heart badly broken may compel you to look for a new person to fill that void. However, this only leads to rebounds and another potential heartbreak. When you’re finally healed and ready to date again, you won’t find yourself rushing into getting back into the dating scene. You’re not itching to be with somebody new because you’re loving and enjoying your own company.

When you want to date again for the right reasons

Finding a new relationship shouldn’t be done only because you want to make your ex jealous or you need someone to fill the emptiness in your heart. Instead, you’re doing it because you’re finally ready to move on, meet new people and love again.

It’s true what they say that there’s no easy way to get over a heartbreak and immediately jumping into the dating scene isn’t the solution. Take time to heal and recover. With the help of these signs, you’ll know that it’s time to start dating after a breakup. 

For more tips on dating and relationships, or if you’re ready to take the plunge in dating, please feel free to visit Ukraine Brides Agency.

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