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I've spent the last four years adjusting to the single parent side of my divorce, but I haven't done much to address the single woman side of post-divorce life. I'm hoping to change all that, but the mere thought of being a single mom dating in earnest is scary as can be. To remedy my fears, I turned to seasoned dating coaches, Julianne Cantarella, MSW , and Elisabeth Lamotte , a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert, to figure out the biggest dating mistakes single moms make and the smart moves that should replace them. I've seen clients get overly comfortable being single, so when they re-enter the dating world it brings on a whole set of complexities. Like being 'set in their ways,' which makes it even more difficult to be open to someone new to share their lives with," Cantarella says. What to do instead: Start out slowly, Cantarella says.