Divorce rebound dating
The fact that they were wrong for us doesn’t mean they deserve to be alone and miserable for the rest of their life.
So I found myself imagining that a new relationship, this time with the right person, would help me climb out of the ditch the divorce left me in.
I imagined that a combination of friends, casual dating, and personal growth would fill the lonely void created by my spouse’s absence, but they didn’t.
Friends aren’t always as reliable as romantic partners, dating prospects can dry up, and the depression of heartbreak often impedes personal growth.
A week after that, I asked out a girl in a coffee shop and dated her for a month and a half.
When things didn’t work out, I was sad, but I was relieved to know that the “rebounding” part of my post-divorce dating life was over and that now I could go find my next true love.