The thought of clearing out my closet to make room for another person’s clothes makes me feel resentful. I’ve filled my days with my kids, my work, and my interests and I can’t imagine making room for someone else and their kids, work, and interests.There’s something to be said for not having shaving gel and toothpaste globs stuck to your sink.Not having to pick up laundry from the floor brings me utter joy.However, because rebound relationships are based on filling a void, rather than being ready to move on, they often fall apart quickly.
Instead of facing more loss, take time to grieve the loss of your marriage first. Eventually, you’ll know when it’s time to begin a relationship.
However, doing so is a bad idea – it’s a reminder that you’re still “involved” with someone else (even if in a limited way), and it turns your problems into their problems.