Jill P. Weber, Ph.D., is the author of Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy—Why Women Settle for One-Sided relationships.
1. Grieve: People frequently self-sabotage new relationships by not fully grieving and letting go of past ones. Keep at the top of your mind that a new relationship will not be healthy if you are using it to escape the emotional misery of a divorce or breakup. Allow yourself to fully mourn not only a recent disappointment but also one that may be far in the past, yet still stings.
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