Why is dating after divorce so hard

“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.

My mom, who adores my kids second only to their parents.

As my children and their needs as people grow, it seems that our circle of people shrinks – and the pressures of being a single mother mount.

“Some people date and even marry to try to prove something to an ex,” says Edward M.

Tauber, Ph D, a California-based divorce counselor and co-author of Find the Right One After Divorce.

For months after that conversation, I gave myself permission to mourn.

Those sad Sundays were committed to indulging the emotion and grief and healing that had eluded me. At bedtime after coming home from her dad’s on Sunday, I laid next to my then-4-year-old daughter in her twin bed. I worry I dismiss the grief my kids might feel over the divorce. Even more than an ending love, all that pain and torment is really about contending with unresolved heartbreak from divorce.

But I’m not sure I fully felt the gravity of my loss – our loss. Finally, I recognized that three years’ worth of grief had come knocking.You might meet a new partner through a friend or by clicking with a mysterious stranger -- but you may also want to consider online dating.“The advantage is you have a pool of people who are looking, like you are,” Sills says.I am just one person responsible for two human beings. “We’ve all watched you over the past few years be so strong and amazing,” Kirsten said.“But I said to myself, ‘I hope this girl can find time to process it all.

Why is dating after divorce so hard