If you've been in a relationship for over 4 years and things don't work out at that point, how long should you wait to start dating again?
Is it longer, and if so how long, if you have a kid together?
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First off, there is no set time of when is "right" to start dating again. You will be ready when and only when you have worked through the healing of the last relationship. If you are able to go on a date without thinking of your ex, if you are not still sad about it, if you aren't on the rebound than you are ok. But that takes time sometimes.
Things are different once kids are involved. Your priority is your kids and you have to be cautious of who you choose to be around your kids. Kids don't need to see a lot of guys in and out of your life. that's not fair to them at all and it can confuse them.1