It can also be time-consuming at certain points during the process, which can take your focus away from a new relationship.
It can be tempting to dive back into the dating pool, especially with the encouragement of family and friends to do so.
“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.
“This wildly varies from person to person,” says Judith Sills, Ph D, a Philadelphia-based psychologist and author of Getting Naked Again: Dating, Romance, Sex, and Love When You've Been Divorced, Widowed, Dumped, or Distracted.
“Everyone ends a relationship by grieving the emotional investment.