Dating again after a divorce

It bolstered my confidence for dating.” Claudia Barnett needed some alone time to heal before seeking a new relationship.

“Your marriage has died; you need to grieve that loss,” Barnett says.

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images for Walmart)HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actress Drew Barrymore (L) and husband Will Kopelman arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Blended' on May 21, 2014 at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.

(Photo by Barry King/Film Magic)LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 27: Female Star of the Year award winner Drew Barrymore attends The Cinema Con Big Screen Achievement Awards brought to you by The Coca-Cola Company during Cinema Con, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on March 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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It gives you a chance to experience love again without the years of built up resentments.A source saw them laughing and smiling on a recent date in the Big Apple.NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Actress Drew Barrymore has a laugh during Beautycon Festival NYC 2017 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on May 20, 2017 in New York City.If you’re divorced, or have ended a long-term relationship, well-meaning relatives and friends may encourage you to start dating again soon.But how will you know when you're ready for a new relationship?