I'm hoping to change all that, but the mere thought of entering the dating world in earnest is scary as can be.To remedy my fears, I turned to seasoned dating coaches, Julianne Cantarella, MSW, and Elisabeth Lamotte, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert, to figure out the biggest dating mistakes single moms make (and the smart moves that should replace them).1.
What to do instead: The idea of monogamy should be introduced in a committed relationship, not forced on one.You should date more than one person, so that you have an opportunity to see who is an ideal match for you. There aren't always hard and fast rules regarding when to start dating.I've seen clients get overly comfortable being single, so when they re-enter the dating world it brings on a whole set of complexities.Like being 'set in their ways,' which makes it even more difficult to be open to someone new to share their lives with," Cantarella says.
Waiting too long to start dating again."Re-entering the dating world is easier when you haven't been alone for too long," says Cantarella."Once you've taken the time to recover from your divorce, you might want to try getting your feet wet.