It’s fascinating to see how often people gravitate toward someone who looks or behaves like the ex.If you have a pattern of failed relationships, this is the perfect time to explore your options.When you’re on a date, be attentive to the person you are with and avoid ruminating over past loves. Date several people before jumping into an exclusive relationship.It can be tempting to get involved very quickly after a breakup or divorce.
A new person in your life deserves to start with a clean slate.You may be fortunate enough to meet someone who is a better fit for you, even if you wouldn’t have thought so at first glance. Be aware or you might project your beliefs, anger, or pain from your past relationship on to someone new.For example, if you believe men are untrustworthy or women are overly emotional, you might overreact to something innocent a new dating partner says or does.Don’t sap all of the joy out of it by overanalyzing every little thing or by trying to figure out if someone is your perfect match when you first meet.There’s time to sort all of that out after you know each other better.
Take baby steps in the beginning if you need to, and try to avoid bringing your perceived baggage with you like my date did.