Dating can be fun. Look at the process as a way to meet new people - and to reacquaint yourself with the skills you'll need to figure out who would be a good fit. Value your life as an individual and realize a partner should complement and not replace the life you already have.
We are all scared shi*less in this dating after divorce world, let's be honest. Yet, there's no better feeling than knowing there's a potential to meet someone who will truly make you feel loved and happy.
In its simplest terms, divorce means separation. You're splitting up. You're breaking up. The two of you have made a decision to disconnect, detach and distance yourself from each other. But what about the relationships you have formed with other people because of your marriage?
I truly think that the first time you have sex after marriage is a monumental experience. It can be traumatizing, scary, sad, or strange, but it can also be exciting, fun, heart-stoppingly great, or over-the-top, out of the ballpark amazing.
Many divorced people forget the fragility of marital bliss and remarry with the same certainty and optimism they had the first time. I didn't want to forget, and my decision not to remarry was my way of ensuring I never would.