The social dimension after a divorce can be very rich." This isn't about rebounding.It's about considering dating (once you feel ready) outside your comfort zone -- someone who's not your type -- without thinking that it has to head toward a permanent relationship.It can be a way to work toward a better life, with someone who has no agenda but YOU. But the fact is that many people feel a lot of self-rejection after a divorce."You might think that there must be something wrong with you if you couldn't make this relationship work," Alberti says.
Don't dwell on those feelings, but make room for them," Falk says. There is an empty space where something once filled it up, even if that something may not have been desirable." Don't tote that heavy baggage from your previous relationship into your new life.Society is much more accepting of singles than even a decade ago, when solo restaurant diners often got the hairy eyeball."There are more than 30 million people living alone in this country today," Falk says.Maybe it's trying a new sport, considering a different place of worship, or going back to college.Maybe you realize that you'd like to move to a new city or even spend a year living in Paris.