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How to move on from divorce

By Sharon O’Brien of Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 20

Allow yourself time to grieve

It’s natural to want to rush into another relationship, as a way to distract yourself from the pain and loneliness. But relationship expert and author Harville Hendrix warns that unresolved feelings can damage future relationships.

“The second marriage becomes a casualty of the first marriage because the first marriage was never grieved and finished,” he says. “So I began to say to people that I don't care if they date, have sex, whatever, but don't get serious with anyone—no matter what they feel—for at least two years. Grieve and experience alone- time; experience the suffering of not having anyone there.” 

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