“To move forward, I had to be whole emotionally, financially, mentally, and spiritually.
“It helped, because I got to see what 'normal' looked like,” Roché says.
“I also saw that my ex wasn't the only guy who would want to be with me.
I was encouraged to immediately start dating after my separation.
After all, if you've tolerated a bad relationship that finally ends, why wouldn't it make sense to immediately start looking for something great with someone fantastic? My friends rallied around me, told me "I still had it" and began introducing me to eligible bachelors, whether they were a potential fit or not.
It bolstered my confidence for dating.” Claudia Barnett needed some alone time to heal before seeking a new relationship.