When a relationship ends, many of us liken the experience to a bereavement.

This is true of both the past and of anyone new you might meet.

Indeed, you cannot expect that every new date will be perfection but you approach them with the right frame of mind.

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Of course, no matter how close our partner came to being ‘ideal’, we all know that no one really can be.

That's why it's vital to remember your partner for who they were.Do give yourself a chance – if your attempt at dating ends in tears, be kind and patient and applaud yourself for having given it a go.Remember to keep taking chances with love and with life. Hilda Burke is a West-London based integrative psychotherapist, who has been working with clients on a broad range of issues, including bereavement, infertility, addiction, abuse and depression for four years.I recently met the mother of an acquaintance of mine in the park.During our brief chat, she revealed quite a lot about herself – she explained how she had been in a very loving marriage for over 40 years until her husband died suddenly of a heart attack.Plus many more cities to be found on our UK dating page.