After a breakup or divorce, you may take a time out from dating or starting a relationship with someone new in order to focus on yourself. But, when you're ready to get back into the dating scene, how do you know that your heart is ready too?

In this video, Author & YourTango Expert Amy Spencer helps a reader who is ready to start dating again after being divorced for a year, but she's worried that her bad, past relationship habits are going to pop up in her new relationships. She asks Amy how she can tell that she's ready to start dating again.

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Amy says it's important to listen to your gut, and make sure you set goals of what relationship you want to be in so you can steer straight towards what you're looking for. Watch the video above to find out more.

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