With Pat and Gina Neely announcing that they’re getting a divorce after 20 years together and Nick Cannon’s marriage to Mariah Carey on the rocks, it seems as though everyone is splitting up these days. Perhaps one of the scariest parts about filing for divorce is getting back into the dating game. Here are three things you can do to make that process a little less stressful and intimidating.
1. Be accountable.
No one likes admitting their faults, but in order to make your next relationship work, it’s important to reflect on why your marriage didn’t last. That means asking yourself the tough questions such as, “What role did I play in our divorce?” and “Is there anything more that I could’ve done?” It’s easy to blame your ex for everything that went wrong in the marriage, but being honest and owning up to your own mistakes shows maturity. Expect to shed a few tears during this one. Divorce is painful and it’s going to be an emotional roller coaster for the first few months, but over time, you can and will love again.
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