4 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Dive Into a New Romance After a Fresh Breakup

Single and ready to mingle?

Not so fast. Even though someone new caught your eye and has you feeling all sorts of giddy, it may not be the best idea to jump into another relationship immediately after a breakup. Splits are tough to deal with, no matter how incredibly strong and brave you are. You might think the only way to move on is to get lovey-dovey with someone else ASAP, but there can be some major benefits to taking your time.

Keep scrolling to find out four reasons why you shouldn't dive straight into a new romance after a fresh breakup:

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1. Self-Reflection Is Important

In order to protect the budding romance between you and your new person of interest, you should consider taking a closer look at what went wrong between you and your ex. Were you the best girlfriend you could have been? Quite possibly. But if not, this could be looked at as an opportunity to improve those undesirable qualities and become the best version of yourself. Once you really have a grip on who you want to be and you acknowledge the mistakes you've made in the past, you're then ready to move forward.

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2. You Don't Want to Break Another Person's Heart

Anyone who's dealt with a fizzled romance knows how insanely painful it is to deal with that experience. It's tough to have those unresolved feelings overlap into a brand new relationship, even if it's not your fault. This new potential S.O. may be ready to dedicate their life to you fully, but if you're still working through pain leftover from someone else, it may be best to hold off from getting serious.

 

3. Your Ex May Still Come Back in the Picture

Three's a crowd, right? From the good and bad memories swirling in your mind, to the realization that you just lost a close friend and love, it's an uncomfortable process to say the least. It's not going to be easy to instantly forget a prominent figure in your life, and there's a good chance that at the beginning, they may pop back in and out of your life. Whether there's a chance you and your ex could get back together, or you still need closure from this person, it's unfair to commit to someone else until you're totally cleared of the love from your past.

 

4. You're Vulnerable and Could be Settling

Being alone is a scary thought. Trust us, we've all been there—but that doesn't mean you should avoid the gift of your newly single status. It's unsettling at first to take on the world all by yourself, but you can do it, girl!

Enjoying the warm embrace of a new love may sound oh-so tempting and the best remedy for your loneliness, but your vulnerability might direct you in the arms of the wrong person. Do they have your best interests at heart? If you have to wonder, then keep trucking along, and when the time is right, you will find your perfect match! Trust us, it's much better to wait around for a solid match than to bear the self-burden of yet another ex's drama.

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