Sheila Blagg is the founder of Divorce 2 Dating, the first social networking site for individuals navigating a divorce. She has been featured in Women’s Inspirational Magazine, Lioness Magazine, and on numerous radio broadcasts, news shows, and local television. As a labor of love, and with a focus on helping others leave one relationship and/or enter a new relationship as a whole person, Sheila’s website stands as a testimonial of an individual dedicated to helping others.
Now that you are divorced or otherwise single, what are you looking for?
You’ve probably been asked that question, or a variation of it, many times, and it’s not always easy to pin down an answer. Most of us can readily identify what we don’t want, but putting a finger on exactly what we’re looking for in a partner and/or a relationship is often a difficult task.
As a relationship expert, I’ve found that many of our wants come from things that we’ve experienced in past relationships, or from things we’ve not experienced but would like to. We hold on to pieces of past relationships that we perceive as “good,” and we tend to drag that baggage into new relationships.
But this type of behavior raises a very important question: Is this fair?
The answer is: not really. It is very important to enter into each new relationship with no preconceived ideas. Try to leave behind your past, and look at the new man in your life with fresh eyes and an open heart. But, that does not mean that you should walk in with heart in your hands, ready to commit.
Below are three questions that you should ask yourself as you’re preparing to start dating again.
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