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Dating After Divorce – How Do I Get Over The Fear Of Dating Again?
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It feels like only yesterday that your divorce was finalized. You still feel like your world is falling down around you. You keep hearing that you should get back on the horse and start looking for someone new. How can you do that though? How do you get over the fear of dating again? You're just not sure you can go through that kind of pain and feeling of loss and devastation again in your life. Once was more than enough. People are telling you that now is the time when you need to start making these changes but honestly, you have no idea where to even begin.

If you're like most people who have just gone through the painful process of divorce you're feeling at a bit of a loss. Your world has been somewhat ordered for so long and now it seems like there's no direction to go and no anchor to hold it in place. It can be a time when you feel like you just need to stop and get your bearings. Unfortunately, the world isn't often kind enough to give you that break you need to get your head on straight. Work still needs to be done. Bills need to be paid. In some cases, children continue to need to be cared for. You are forever linked to the past by the children you shared and seem unable to look to the future and even consider dating someone new. Does that sound familiar to you?

It isn't always about the fear of going through the pain of breaking up or divorce at some distant point in the future that holds you back. Sometimes, it's the fact that you simply aren't ready to let go of the past. You feel like you should give up all hope that you will get your ex back somehow because you're divorced. But your heart doesn't fully agree with the situation. Could it be fear and fear alone? It could be. But if you're really honest with yourself, you'll probably discover that you're just not ready to give up and move on.

So what can you do? Isn't it too late to save your marriage once the divorce papers have been finalized? It's never too late until you've both given up hope. Many couples remarry after some time apart. In fact, this time apart might be very important for the sake of your marriage and any future you might have together.

The bottom line is that you don't just "get over" your fear of dating again. You have to find out what the problem really is and address that rather than chalking it up to fear and hiding away from the world. You might even discover how to make your marriage work in the process and get your ex back once and for all.


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