“Your marriage has died; you need to grieve that loss,” Barnett says.

Others are still emotionally married after the divorce is final.” Dena Roché started dating while waiting for her divorce papers to come through.

“It helped, because I got to see what 'normal' looked like,” Roché says.

Coping with both an ex, and getting back into dating can be challenging, but it should not be a miserable experience.

Dating after a divorce can initially be tricky, especially regarding the feelings and temperament of your ex spouse.

“Everyone ends a relationship by grieving the emotional investment.

For some people, that happens before they move out.

I Have Started Dating Again, What Can I Do To Help My Child Adjust? The changes and losses they have gone through often cause them to feel insecure.

They may become withdrawn and rebellious or over attached to you.

It’s easy to be confused as to how to parent and date at the same time.