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Speed of Rebound Relationship Gives Woman Cause to Pause

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 27-year-old mother of three in the process of divorcing a man I have been with for seven years, during two of which we were married. We have remained civil up to this point, although he is hurt because I'm the one who ended things.

I decided to jump right back into the dating scene. I have been out a couple times, but I haven't really been looking for anything specific. My thinking was "whatever happens, happens."

But two months ago I met a guy at work. He's involved in a bowling league, and he invited me to come watch him one Friday. When I saw him away from the job, I fell in love. We really hit it off! We have a ton in common, I have already been introduced to most of his family (whom I love!) and every time we are together, there is never a dull moment.

With my divorce and all, am I moving too fast? It has only been a short while, but the feelings I have for this man cannot be ignored. -- OVERCOME IN OHIO

DEAR OVERCOME: Yes, all of this is moving too fast. While I'm not advising you to ignore your feelings, I urge you to slow things down. If your relationship with this person is what you think it is, it will stand the test of time. You both have a lot of getting to know each other ahead of you. You have a divorce to get through, with all of the emotions that go with it. This man may be your Prince Charming, but only time will tell for sure.

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