Getting over a long-term relationship breakup is definitely not easy. It also doesn’t happen overnight! It takes time and effort. Psychologists are sharing some advice on how to date again after having a long-term relationship breakup.
- Gain perspective. Talking to people in your life about it can help you figure out what went wrong, which relationship dynamics worked and didn’t work for you and what you want and don’t want in a future partner.
- Expand your social network. Especially if your friends aren’t close by, find like-minded people on social media that are in your community and have similar interests to you.
- Get to know your values. Figure out what really matters to you, what values you want your next partner to have, and lessons you’ve taken from your last relationship.
- Try something new. It can be anything from traveling to a country you’ve never been to trying out a new restaurant in a different neighborhood than yours.
- Make dating profiles. You don’t have to start swiping until you’re ready, but even setting up that dating profile can help you feel better.
- Date in a “lighter” way. Instead of being relationship-oriented, try something a bit more casual. Don’t just go for the rebound relationship.