Read these 6 Relationships After Divorce Tips tips to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser.

Their support and friendship can strengthen you as you recover and develop new independence.

Once you're on the other side of this process, you'll know when you're ready to date again.

You'll be able to distinguish between dating out of loneliness and neediness vs. Many folks coming out of a divorce are in a different phase of life from when they were last single and dating.

They may be significantly older, may have children, a career and a life that's pretty structured and filled up.

Flip-flopping around like this isn't only bad for you but will affect the way friends and family see you and how much they trust your relationship.

Don't let their opinions stop you but understand your flip-flopping has consequences.

This is especially true if children are involved who will be hugely jerked around if their parents keep splitting up (to the point of divorcing) and reconciling.

What may have once seemed a great way to meet people--parties or singles bars, for example--may no longer feel right for you.

Reconciliation after divorce might seem unthinkable to many who've survived an ugly divorce. You were married in the first place for a reason, after all, and sometimes divorced couples realize that they acted in haste by separating and divorcing.