“You can't heal unless you're on your own,” Tauber says.
“You need to find single friends to have a social life with.” Not only have you changed since you were last single, but so have your social life, circle of friends, and routines.
“When you drop off the kids at school, there might be a single person there, but you don't know them.” Some single parents don't date because they're worried about the effect it may have on their children.
You don't let your children make other decisions for you, so don't let them keep you from dating if that’s something you want to do. “Do a very slow introduction of a new partner,” Sills says.
“It helped, because I got to see what 'normal' looked like,” Roché says.
Others are still emotionally married after the divorce is final.” Dena Roché started dating while waiting for her divorce papers to come through.
It bolstered my confidence for dating.” Claudia Barnett needed some alone time to heal before seeking a new relationship.