Begin dating again after breakup
” Knowing my stance on giving yourself enough time to heal from heartbreak, my newly-single friends will often shy away from telling me they’ve begun dating again.
“…don’t kill me, but I’ve got two Match dates lined up this week…” (cue my loud sighing) We all know deep down that dating too soon after a breakup is a bad idea. The pain of a broken heart activates the same parts of the brain as clinical depression.
“It takes time to get over a breakup,” says sexologist and relationship expert Jessica O’Reilly.
“You can’t think yourself happy, and even though there are steps you can take to boost your mood and shift your life, you can’t eradicate negative emotions.
Like a good best friend should, she tried to keep me sane.
So was this when I got my crap together and decide?
“Everyone ends a relationship by grieving the emotional investment.
If I could invent a pill that would cure heartbreak, I would be a rich woman.
Some of my clients will even jokingly ask me for one in the weeks and months following a breakup.
It can also trigger uncertainty and doubt, leaving you with questions about yourself, your future and your love life.
RELATED: do relationships between older women and younger men work?