Dating again after a breakup
Sometimes, changes in circumstances – or changes in people – can be enough for something that worked previously to stop working a few years down the line.
This can be equally hard to deal with, especially if you both feel you did everything you could to save the relationship.
We’ve put together a few tips to get you across the dating start line: It’s a brave decision to get back in the ring.
It takes courage to give things a go again, especially if you’ve had bad relationship experiences in the past.
It can leave you fearful that exactly the same thing could happen again.
The truth, of course, is that it could: but that this isn’t necessarily a reason to never embark on something new.
However, there’s no obligation to make a move until you feel comfortable doing so.
You may feel like you did everything to save the relationship while your partner did nothing.
You may even feel like they actively sabotaged things.
This can leave you bitter, and wary of showing the same level of trust in someone new.
Being able to acknowledge and accept our part in both the making and the breaking of the relationship can help us to understand what we’re good at in relationships - and what we perhaps find difficult.
Of course it doesn’t have to be a clear case of ‘fault’ for a relationship to end.