There's a saying that "if you're not sure what to do, don't do
In other words, if you're not sure if you should pursue another relationship right now, or even date casually, then DON'T. If you really
felt good about
the idea of starting to date again, then you wouldn't be asking strangers on the Internet what to do, you would just go ahead and date.
Take a break here....you just got out of a serious relationship and from what you've said, you're not even certain why it failed. Don't you think it would be nice to take some time to think about
it and maybe take a closer look at yourself in the process? Talking to a counselor of some sort might be a good thing.
Also, you're in the middle of some BIG changes...new job, new place to live, etc. You do need time to settle in and feel settled and secure and happy
in the state you're in (i.e., single) before you start dating again.
And you might look at it from another perspective as well: if you're a happy person, that is, happy all by yourself, independent of whether you're in a relationship or not, you're more attractive to other people. It's not
attractive to be obviously the clingy type, "hungry" for a relationship. I think that's what your mom is trying to say.
Good luck with everything!!
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