It's okay to not start another relationship for a while or ever again after breaking up with someone, it's your choice.It's also okay to decide to start a new relationship after a break up (however long it may take), and that's your choice as well.After you get out of that dark cave, you’re still sort of covering your eyes, because the new light’s just a bit too bright.But after all has been said and done, you do consider the possibility finding someone new. You don’t have to sob at the office, but take some quiet moments to reflect and be honest with yourself. It’s healthier to express yourself honestly than grow numb. The temptation may be to pretend you’re unaffected by the breakup; don’t let pride get in the way of being real.
No one deserves to be hurt, whether that hurt comes in the form of neglect, emotional or physical abuse.
If new partners are compared to your ex or you hope to create that your new romance will progress the same way as your last one did, it may be time to put the brakes on dating.
The breakup may have left you feeling emotionally scarred, and the desire to rebound into another relationship for comfort and security can be pressing, according to the Two of Us article, "Am I Ready to Date Again?
After the Breakup." If you still feel grief-stricken, depressed or anxious, give yourself time before pursuing another relationship.
If loneliness, revenge, or avoiding the single life is your primary motivation for dating, you may want to wait a while longer before putting yourself back out there.