Lessons on dating again after a divorce
Orange County residents understand the simple truth that breaking up a relationship hurts. Divorce is likely to be a stressful time with difficult issues to resolve. However, for many, working through the legal and personal challenges of a divorce can lead to a new beginning, a fresh start and the opening of new possibilities.
There are many important lessons to be learned from a divorce that can be useful in future relationships. According to experts, each date and relationship can be seen as an educational experience. These lessons can help a person to develop a positive outlook and to find love again after a divorce.
One lesson is to understand that not all relationships are meant to be forever and one should not blame oneself for a breakup. Each breakup or divorce raises certain red flags and it is important to identify each one quickly. One should also establish exactly what to look for in a future relationships by setting standards and boundaries.
Further, a person’s self-esteem and confidence attract a certain type of person in return. A person who is happy and exudes positivity will attract similar people, and happy people create happy relationships. However, not every happy relationship is necessarily meant to last, and the pain of a divorce takes time to heal. Learning to wait, knowing what worked and what didn’t, and focusing on one’s own emotional and psychological health should be priorities before moving on to the next relationship.
Divorce has plenty of lessons to teach about past relationships and not repeating the same mistakes. One key step to minimizing the trauma of a divorce may be to speak to a knowledgeable legal professional who can help untangle the complexities of divorce legal issues. Working through the process with a sympathetic and knowledgeable professional to overcome the legal hurdles of divorce may prove invaluable in allowing an individual to focus on personal healing and moving forward.
Source: The Huffington Post, “The 5 Love Lessons Learned in Dating Post-Divorce,” Sandy Weiner, May 10, 2013