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Don’t date after divorce – without doing these 11 things first

Reader's Digest Logo By Marissa Laliberte of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: When you're used to married life, being single can be scary. But spending some time alone will help you figure out who you really are when you’re not attached to anyone, says dating coach Laurel House. “In a marriage, you are a slightly different person,” she says. “As much as we want and try to maintain our identity, the reality is that’s not always the case.” Take time to figure out how your old relationship changed you, and who you are now. And remember, there’s nothing wrong with being alone. Embrace the single life by going to bed early or seeing a movie by yourself, says House.

Spend time alone first

When you're used to married life, being single can be scary. But spending some time alone will help you figure out who you really are when you’re not attached to anyone, says dating coach Laurel House. “In a marriage, you are a slightly different person,” she says. “As much as we want and try to maintain our identity, the reality is that’s not always the case.” Take time to figure out how your old relationship changed you, and who you are now. And remember, there’s nothing wrong with being alone. Embrace the single life by going to bed early or seeing a movie by yourself, says House.
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