Dating again after a breakup
One thing that a lot of people can get hung up on is whose ‘fault’ the end of the previous relationship was.You may feel like you did everything to save the relationship while your partner did nothing.It can be scary getting back into dating after a long break.Perhaps you’ve been in a relationship or married for years, but have now found yourself single again.If you’re struggling to come to terms with your feelings, one thing you may find really useful is simply talking to someone.Friends and family – people you can trust and who you know will listen to you – can be a great help.
Our counsellors can talk to you about your relationship history and help you think about any issues you’re finding it hard to deal with – things left over from the past and your fears for the future.
So feel proud that you’re willing to take that step.
Remember you don’t need to do anything you don’t feel ready for.
The first thing to say is: don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Sometimes it’s better to take things one step at a time.
You might like to start by simply trying to be more social.