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Whether you're "divorced, in between jobs, in debt, or really anything else that might make you feel weak, damaged, or insecure, don't be afraid to speak to it," says House.

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"Know that it's okay to be exactly who you are," says Erik Newton, a former divorce lawyer and the founder of Together, a magazine and podcast for couples.

"You've grown and changed; you're stronger and wiser, and, yes, you also have some wounds.

I wish him or her the best, and we've both moved on.

We can talk about it if you ever want to, but I want to make sure tonight is about us.'"No matter what the situation is, own up to it.

"There's nothing to hide or be ashamed of, and avoiding the topic sets the tone that you're afraid of something." Moving on from the topic is equally as important as addressing it in the first place, Newton adds.

Make it "clear you're willing to discuss it, but that you've also put it behind you. If the topic comes up, you might say, 'I'm divorced.

' That practice can bring you back to the present." Newton stresses the importance of breaking this habit: "If you're stuck in comparison mode, you can't appreciate your date for who they really are – they'll just be a reflection of what worked or didn't work about your ex."If you've been out of dating for quite some time, it's okay to be rusty. "You can't expect yourself to be a dating pro from the first moment you jump back in.

Take it easy and take the process at whatever pace feels comfortable to you."But, Newton says, "if you're experiencing inordinate amounts of fear about dating, that's a pretty good clue that you have some unresolved trauma from the marriage to work through.

So let yourself shine."Dating and empowerment coach Laurel House agrees, suggesting that you need to get comfortable being alone as well.