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Dating After You've Had Your Heart Broken

Sep 17, 2008
Have you suffered a terrible break up and you aren't sure if you can ever date with confidence again? Most people have or will suffer heart break at some time during their life and it is not a pleasant experience.

In many instances it is hard to get out of bed, go to work, and tend to our responsibilities after we have had our heart broken. In fact, more of us than not swear that we will never date again and that we will never give our heart to anyone. But, in time we again begin to think about having someone to lean on, spend time with, and give our heart to.

When you begin to date again you are going to be more guarded. You should be honest with the people that you date and tell them that you are still a bit wounded and that you don't give your heart easily. Let them know that you are not in the relationship to play games and you want them to be honest with you every step of the way to avoid suffering another heart break.

Take your time when you begin dating. Try dating just to have fun, not to get into a relationship. When you start dating again you may feel like you need to be in a relationship, instead you should feel your way around the dating world and make a promise to yourself that you are just going to enjoy being single and dating a wide variety of people for awhile. This will allow you to get your bearings back and will give you the confidence that you need to ask for what you want when you are dating.

Recovering from a broken heart is not easy, but it not impossible. Give yourself some time to heal, eventually you will want to get back out there. You may be a bit timid at first, and this is why you should take it slow. Be honest with yourself about what you are looking for, how you are feeling, and this will be a guide for you to follow. It's when we are not honest with ourselves about how we are feeling that we often find ourselves suffering emotionally from dating.

A broken heart is nothing new, as painful as it is when it happens. Most of us are able to move past the pain and begin to start having fun, and eventually even begin loving again. Don't close yourself off to the idea of love, just don't go running back out there looking for another relationship. Instead, ease into it, and have fun getting back into the world of dating!
About the Author
Rodrigo Rehn is a Relationships Expert, Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating for singles.
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