Dating during divorce and kids
This time delay becomes even more important if you have children.They too will have feelings of grief and loss, sadness and anger.Many folks emerge from divorce with feelings of hurt, anger, mistrust, and pessimism about relationships. Others may have the same feelings but throw themselves into new relationships anyway. Some time to recover from a divorce is generally a good thing.It's an opportunity for growth, to assess what went wrong the last time, and a time to reflect and learn more about how you relate and cope within a relationship.Even if your ex-spouse was a cheat, liar, alcoholic or an abuser it is good to focus on what you learned about yourself through the relationship.
Marriage after divorce can be a testament to peoples' faith in love and commitment.
Their adjustment, ability to deal with the concept of you dating, and acceptance of a new adult in your lives will be aided by putting things on hold for a while.
When coming out of a divorce many newly single people are in a different phase of life from when they were last dating.
This is especially true if children are involved who will be hugely jerked around if their parents keep splitting up (to the point of divorcing) and reconciling.
Even if you desperately miss your ex-spouse, do NOT just jump back in. This would be a great time to get some counseling, both individually for each of you and eventually couples counseling.
Although difficult to do, a year is a reasonable break to strive for.