Nothing he could say, barring, “Let’s get back together,” is actually going to make you feel better. If someone does not want to be with you, trying to convince them otherwise is a quick and painful road to losing your dignity.
So let yourself cry and vent to friends, but don’t pick up that phone. Promising you’ll change, trying to prove your worth, or flat-out asking (not to mention its close cousin, begging) him to give things another shot will take a tremendous toll on your self-esteem. The same impulse that makes you want to call him is going to nudge you to casually stroll by those places you know he’s likely to be, but resist.
That should mean your judgement is fairly rational and, hopefully, you'll avoid making the same mistakes again.
Rule 2: Lie when necessary Everybody's human and it would be asking a bit much to expect that you give everybody, including your ex, the whole truth about how desolate you're feeling after your break-up.
However, many of us persist in taking lovers on the rebound, an experience that's doomed to failure.
If you really can't wait the same length of time again before settling down with someone new, then at least leave it half the time.
Dating after coming out of a long-term relationship can be daunting.
Yet somehow, as Sex and the City's Carrie found after her numerous goodbyes with Big, that doesn't make coping with your heartache any easier.
:)You will be able to tell in your heart when the time is right, there really is no definite or measurable answer to this.
Whenever you feel the time is right and you are free of all past emotional connections! From what I've noticed in the past, the best thing you can do is work on yourself after a breakup, rather than jumping into another relationship. Take your time after a breakup and focus on what YOU need.
However, if you find someone else in the meantime that makes you feel happy again, consider taking things slowly at first, but don't feel guilty about how much time you need or don't need.
Well it really depends how long have you been with the person you were with, but give yourself a break and be single for awhile and enjoy your single life for awhile till you are ready to go out with someone. I think once you are comfortable with knowing how to be alone again you are ready to date someone else.