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3. Get back into the dating game. You may not want to step out with two different people in the same week just weeks after your divorce is announced, a la Jon Gosselin, but it's important you make a move as soon as you feel ready.
"The traditional woman, especially when she's hurt, waits for a guy to ask her out," Farrell says. Instead, exercise your right to make choices. Take to eHarmony or Match.com; your local bar, a bookstore—where ever—and assess your options. "Look over all of the possible candidates and take responsibility for what you feel are the top candidates for a possible match," Farrell says.
When you see someone you like, don't be afraid to approach them. The worst that happens is that you get rejected—and hey, you've survived rejection already!—so you know it won't be the end of the world.
Emphasizes Dr. Gonzaga, "The good news is that you have gained experience from your last relationship, and are more knowledgeable about what sort of person is most compatible with you."