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Should you date while divorcing?

The divorce process is different for everyone. If the split was fairly amicable, then the couple may be able to settle everything within a few months. For more complicated divorces where each spouse possesses significant assets, a divorce could take well over a year

You need to take care of your emotional health regardless of how long the divorce takes. Some people think they will feel better about the separation if they start to date in the middle of the court proceedings. In general, you will want to wait until the divorce is final before you get a boyfriend or girlfriend again. 

There are scammers out there

Many people find new romantic partners through dating apps. Sadly, many of these apps contain thousands of scammers looking to take advantage of vulnerable people. After separating from a spouse, you are in a vulnerable place. You may start chatting with someone, and it seems too good to be true. Suddenly, this person asks you for money. You need to be wary of these scammers and make sure to look at things objectively when you might not be in the right state of mind. 

It can affect your children

Divorce is tough on kids no matter how old they are. You need to make sure you are there for them during this time in case they want to talk to you about their feelings. If you start dating too soon, then you could end up doing more harm than good. You want to give your kids enough time to recognize the family unit has changed before bringing someone new into the mix. 

It could impact your mental health

You will experience a lot of emotions during this time. It is vital to focus on your own well-being. You should talk to friends and family members often or look into counseling. Relationships are stressful, and ultimately, you do not need any more stress in your life during this time. 

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