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Should i start dating again

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

“It’s completely normal for both women and men’s libido to hit a rock-bottom low during the first six to nine months following the birth of your baby,” says L. “I also saw that my ex wasn't the only guy who would want to be with me.

It bolstered my confidence for dating.” Claudia Barnett needed some alone time to heal before seeking a new relationship.

If you've recently tried other activities that bring you out of your comfort zone, you could be ready to date.

“Have you done something that's an affirmation of yourself and your life -- made a new friend, taken up a new sport, gotten a haircut?

After I accomplished some set goals, I knew it was time.” Here's what experts say you should consider before dating: Some people are ready to date after 2 months; others may need years. It's important to experience the emotions associated with divorce.

Give yourself “a little time to think, a little time to grieve, a little opportunity to find someone else,” Sills says.

“Your marriage has died; you need to grieve that loss,” Barnett says.

“To move forward, I had to be whole emotionally, financially, mentally, and spiritually.

If you're still thinking about what your ex is doing or whom he's dating, you're too distracted to begin a healthy relationship.

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

By Carrie Sloan It’s the dirty little secret of baby-making: After nine long months, you’re overwhelmed by the love you feel for your newborn -- and shocked to find how much havoc that bundle of joy is wreaking in the bedroom. Dena Roché started dating while waiting for her divorce papers to come through.