Help with dating again
If you want to date, you'll have to make time in your life for it."It's important to engage your village, friends, family who can support you with time-sharing and babysitting," Zane says.Is a negative mentality preventing you from fully loving and being open romantically?Your ex can pinpoint your missteps and lead you in the right direction when dating.You’re starting a clean slate with new potential suitors and can easily believe you’re perfect.
Right: They will pinpoint your missteps When you’re single, it’s easy to forget how badly we messed up in a former relationship.
Once you've decided that you're ready to date, it might feel impossible to find the time.
And Baumgartner says that single parents need to consider that this may be true.
"Perhaps a better question than when is why," says Christine Baumgartner, relationship coach at The Perfect Catch. Expecting dating to fulfill all your needs is unrealistic and might attract (or cause you to accept) people who aren't right for you.
"In my coaching practice, I suggest that single moms do the inside work to get really clear about their wants, needs, values and beliefs and get in touch with their intuition," says Kerri Zane, single-mom lifestyle expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One.
MORE: 7 Reasons You're Stuck in a Bad Dating Rut Besides, your exes know you better than anyone else.