Breakups commonly bring a variety of feelings, including shock, sadness, confusion and loneliness. These feelings may be mixed with relief and clarity about what works and doesn’t work in relationships.
The time post-breakup is incredibly important for healing, grieving, learning, reflecting and growing. Creating time to examine your past relationship and breakup is beneficial for your health and the health of your future relationships. While this time is key for healing and closure, it is also important to motivate yourself to get back into dating when you are ready.
Many of my clients wonder how they will know when they are ready to date again, which inspired me to write about this topic and dig a little deeper into the common saying, “you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince” (or Mr. or Ms. Right). Yes, it is generally true that you have to date and connect with multiple people in the dating world before meeting your ideal partner.
To read more about how to tell you are ready to date again after a breakup and to discover my four tips to assess your own readiness, click here to access my full article on Digital Romance Inc.’s website.
Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC
Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.