The social dimension after a divorce can be very rich." This isn't about rebounding.It's about considering dating (once you feel ready) outside your comfort zone -- someone who's not your type -- without thinking that it has to head toward a permanent relationship."As long as the changes you make are healthy and constructive, these are very appropriate," says Alberti.
That may mean talking out your feelings with a therapist or focusing your energy in a healthy activity you enjoy.Society is much more accepting of singles than even a decade ago, when solo restaurant diners often got the hairy eyeball."There are more than 30 million people living alone in this country today," Falk says.It can be a way to work toward a better life, with someone who has no agenda but YOU. But the fact is that many people feel a lot of self-rejection after a divorce."You might think that there must be something wrong with you if you couldn't make this relationship work," Alberti says.