Face it: even if you felt like you needed to push yourself back out there in order to feel better, your wounds from your breakup aren’t completely healed.
You may find that you’re more sensitive to things you wouldn't have cared before your breakup, like unreturned texts or random comments about exes, and that’s fine.
And it all feels even more time-consuming after you've just come out of a relationship where you knew everything about the person; and now, here you are, back to square one with someone new.
No matter what, moving on after a relationship ends is hard.
Even if you and your ex ended things on an upbeat note, you probably feel confused, and are wondering what the hell happened, or if your relationship could have been saved.
With your friends and family encouraging you to start dating again, getting back out there and looking for someone new can feel sort of forced, like you're just going through the motions.
You know you have to move on, but at the same time, your heart may just not be in it yet.