After the break-up of a relationship you might also find it difficult to contemplate having a physical relationship with someone new.
These feelings are natural and usually go away with a bit of time and with the excitement and pleasure of meeting someone new and special.
Basically all dating is just practice for more dating.
So if you're doing it at all, you're getting better at it, one relationship at a time.6.
"This way, you will feel whole and in high self-esteem before you go back into the next relationship and won't just be trying to fill that hole," says Sherman.
Sure, you know how bad it can hurt, but you also know that it's nothing you can't get through, and that lets you relax and take more chances in your new relationship.2.
On the other hand, you might need less time if your relationship was very short.
More important than the specific amount of time you need, though, is the state of mind you're in.
How long should you , says it's hard to put a number on it—but you'll probably want to wait at least a month before jumping back into the dating pool again."Most people need a month or two to process the breakup, to mourn, and to integrate lessons before jumping back in if they were in a fairly serious relationship," she says.
If you dated someone for a year or more, you may need three to four months.