“To move forward, I had to be whole emotionally, financially, mentally, and spiritually.
“I also saw that my ex wasn't the only guy who would want to be with me.
“Have you done something that's an affirmation of yourself and your life -- made a new friend, taken up a new sport, gotten a haircut? “You open your heart to new relationships when you're resilient enough to endure the minuses of dating to get the pluses.” Your identity has nothing to do with your dating status.
Rather than jumping into a new relationship to avoid being alone, give yourself a chance to explore life on your own terms.
“You can't heal unless you're on your own,” Tauber says.
“You need to find single friends to have a social life with.” Not only have you changed since you were last single, but so have your social life, circle of friends, and routines.