” It’s totally normal to feel like you want to step on the brakes and proceed with caution.

Most experts agree that a recent divorce is one that happened within the last year or two.

Typically, when a divorce is final, it means that both parties have reached an agreement on custody and how to split up their mutual assets such as the house, investments, the pets, etc.

It’s good to know what to expect, because the custody arrangement might affect how often you get to spend time with your partner, and how to pace the relationship.

Knowing whether your partner still shares property with his ex, or whether he needs to pay alimony, will help manage your expectations when it comes to his financial obligations.

To be clear, there’s nothing wrong with being the rebound woman, if that’s what you want to be.

But, if you don’t want to be the rebound woman, and you’re not aware that you are the rebound woman, that’s when you’re at risk of getting hurt.

What are your needs, wants, and requirements for a fulfilling relationship, and how divorced or separated are the least likely to be emotionally available for a new relationship.

This is because they might still be recovering from their recent breakup; the painful emotions, anger, and sense of loss might still be very fresh and raw. It really depends on where his readiness is, and whether your experience of him meets your relationship requirements.When it comes to determining how much time is the “right amount of time” for someone to wait before they start dating after a separation or divorce, my advice is that if they ultimately want a happy, healthy relationship…They will set themselves up for better relationship success if they date when they’re on why they want to date. It really depends on what matters to you in a relationship.But if you are considering him as possible life-partner, it’s good to know what you’re getting into, so you can decide, very consciously, whether you want to wade into deeper levels of commitment with him.Here are some questions to consider: Did he leave Was there infidelity? It’s good to know why they decided to split up and how the split went.But what can you do to balance your heart with your head?