Anxiety arises in response to a threat. The chemical messenger of anxiety is adrenaline, which slows down digestion. If the adrenaline rush is strong enough to stop the food flow, then you might just end up emptying your bowel. The good news is I have never puked on anyone, like poor Stan from South Parkwho vomits whenever his crush Wendy is nearby. The most unforeseeable provocation can set me off.
Another is if you separated to see whether you wanted to end the marriage or not, and dating other people was part of the arrangement. If that's the case, you'll need to communicate openly and honestly with both your ex and anyone you might be dating to avoid misunderstandings.
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If the divorce is truly only a formality and the marriage really ended a long time ago, then it can make sense to start dating again as long as you're careful with both yourself and everyone else involved.
Scott Thompson has been writing professionally sincebeginning with the "Pequawket Valley News.