“Depending on one’s reason for exiting that relationship, the person is more likely to enter a new relationship on guard, so that whatever happened in the person’s previous relationship doesn’t happen again,” Mphunga says.
Dating someone who is slightly different from what you are used to might be just what you need to break a negative pattern of flawed relationships. Dating should be more a process of getting to know potential suitors than a race to your next serious relationship.
If you are still hung up on your ex or haven’t gained any meaningful insight from your last relationship then you are probably not ready to start dating.
Reflect on your previous relationship to draw important lessons that will help you avoid making the same mistakes in future relationships, and be honest with yourself about whether or not you are longing for reconciliation with your ex.
Scars remind us of where we’ve been, not where we are going.” ~Unknown I believe that the breakdown of relationships can lead to some of the most powerful lessons we learn in life.
When someone who we’ve been close to suddenly steps out of our lives, it can leave a huge emotional void.