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Dating coach Lisa Copeland believes everything happens for a reason -- even really crappy divorces.
So instead of jumping right back into dating after her divorces, she paused and took the time to process the pain.
"I did not date for almost a year after both of my divorces," she told us. "As painful as it is and it can be really painful, the healing journey ended up teaching me so much about myself, men and relationships. During those periods, it was important to gather the pieces of myself that I’d lost or never known when I became the other half of a married couple."
Below, Copeland shares six things that helped her heal and rediscover herself after her divorces.