And for many, that means getting back on the dating scene.Even after you've decided that you’re ready to go back out into the dating world, navigating it can be difficult.Just try to avoid crying too much on those first few dates. Depending on if and how you were burned by your last relationship, there’s a good chance that you’re going to feel skeptical, hesitant, and maybe even suspicious of every potential partner who crosses your path. Your gut knows exactly what you need right now, and exactly what you can handle.But, as they say, the show must go on; you can’t wallow in your sadness forever.You have to live your life, thank your ex for the memories, change out of your sweatpants, and take some tentative steps back towards living a normal life.There’s probably some regret, sadness, and anger mixed in there, too — which is totally human, of course.Because even if you and your ex parted as friends, making sense of your feelings in the wake of a breakup can be difficult — especially feelings of fear, rejection, and loneliness.Face it: even if you felt like you needed to push yourself back out there in order to feel better, your wounds from your breakup aren’t completely healed.
No matter what, moving on after a relationship ends is hard.
Even if you and your ex ended things on an upbeat note, you probably feel confused, and are wondering what the hell happened, or if your relationship could have been saved.