Most people are hesitant to start a new relationship after undergoing a break-up, separation or divorce. Some of the common fears that plague when commencing a new relationship are:
1) Fear of the new partner ending the relationship untimely;
2) Fear of being hurt by the new relationship;
3) Fear of the new partner not reciprocating ones feelings or efforts in the relationship;
4) Fear for not being worthy of the new partner; and,
5) Fear that the new relationship will not succeed and is bound to fail.
Such fear cripples the development of new relationship and hinders the progression of the individual. Marissa Gold in her article provides an overview of the common fears of people getting involved in new relationships. It is necessary that after an individual undergoes a period of transition that they do not let their fears inhibit their new goals in life.