Cupid's Pulse Article: Courteney Cox and David Arquette Finalize Their DivorceCupid's Pulse Article: Courteney Cox and David Arquette Finalize Their Divorce

By Petra Halbur

Courteney Cox and David Arquette’s 13-year marriage officially ended on Tuesday, May 28th. According to UsMagazine.com, the couple, who have an 8-year old daughter named Coco, announced their separation in October 2010 and filed the divorce papers in June 2012, citing “irreconcilable differences.” Despite these differences, though, the pair remain on good terms. “I don’t recommend divorce in general,” Cox said when she was on The Ellen Degeneres Show in January. “But he is my best friend and we’ve both grown and changed, and I think we both appreciate each other more.”

How do you know when to start dating again after a divorce?

Cupid’s Advice:

Your love life doesn’t have to end with your divorce. That said, after something as difficult and draining as a divorce is finalized, it may be difficult to tell when you’re ready to start dating again. Cupid is here to help:

1. You’ve healed: Don’t drag the heartbreak and turmoil left over from your divorce into your dating life. Give yourself the time you need to come to terms with your ended marriage.

2. The kids are ok: You may feel ready to get back out there, but make sure that your children are ready to see you with someone new. Talk to them about your feelings and encourage them to express their own.

3. No rush:¬†Make sure you’re not hurling yourself back into the dating game for fear of being alone. As difficult as it may be to be single again, this could be a wonderful opportunity to rediscover who you are. Don’t pass it up in a hurry.

How did you know when to start dating after your divorce? Tell us below.