What to do when you want to give up on dating
I know. I should have written before. Forgive me. But I do. I made eyes at you once on the subway. I saw you across the room at a party.
Before You Give Up on Dating, Do These 4 Things
If you asked my friends one of my worse qualities, they would probably say it is the fact that I can be annoyingly analytical. I tend to overthink things. Sometimes that has worked well for me, but often it has the opposite effect especially when it related to my relationships. Then something strange happened.
I stopped overthinking, assuming what the other person in the relationship was thinking, or figuring out in my mind what their actions might mean. I had to do a complete juxtaposition. But, by changing my mindset it has helped me to be a better coach to my clients. I read a recent article in which Leslie Jones stated that dating was hard for her and she said: Limited dating pools, a dating environment focused on quantity over quality, and the lost art of courting has just about been eradicated.
It might be a little dramatic to say that courting is eradicated. In fact it can be more difficult to connect and find love. As a relationship coach, I see this happening to the best of the best. But, through my journey, I think I discovered some things that help make the road to love less difficult. If you have had multiple relationships where people you have dated have made the same or similar complaints to you about specific issues then there is a common thread.
You need to do some reassessing and figure out how you can become a better partner. Instead, focus on what qualities are important and non-negotiable to you. Yet, we do it a lot. He is just so selfish in bed. These assumptions are just that, assumptions. Want to get clear on who someone is and what they are feeling or thinking? Instead, ask them the question as to why they are doing a particular action.
Their answers may surprise you. Often, we are in our heads too much. What makes you successful in your career is different than what will make you successful in a relationship. Yes, you are rocking it at your company or in your entrepreneurial endeavors. And that is great! Relationships thrive on teamwork, compromise, more compromise, and a constant balancing between two people.
In a relationship, you are tested daily on your ability to balance your priorities with your partner. And the pendulum can swing any direction at any given moment, testing your tolerance, patient, and the strength of your relationship. Enjoy being single and use it to learn more about yourself. Leslie Jones comment was likely overstated because she commented on her Twitter feed when she mentioned that she was working out hard to stay in shape.
However, she lamented as to why being that she had no one in her life who was going to benefit from the hard work. Being single is a great time to grow, focus, and build yourself up. When you are in a relationship, things shift, and you have to make time and energy for your partner. When you are single, you have less distraction and more time for creativity.
Take advantage of the time! Being in tune with you are makes you ten times more attractive and sexy and helps you to bring the right person into your life. You want someone who is complimentary vs. It was a love scene where her character figured out that she needed Tom Cruise aka Jerry McGuire in her life because she was better with him than without him. And this is my opinion on this topic. No one can complete you.
But, they can compliment you. While having someone in your life can temporarily make you feel complete, the feeling is fleeting and short-lived. You have to feel complete within yourself first. Being complete with yourself is a permanent feeling. No one should or can take away this feeling from you. Refer to number 4 listed above and learn to enjoy who you are and embrace yourself fully.
When you do, you will not seek completion from someone else, but instead, see out someone who is complimentary. And that is what makes a dynamic relationship. You are not afraid for them to see you at your worse. They support you, cheer for you, and want you to be successful. Leave that relationship quickly. Embrace vs. Sometimes even though you may say you want love, you may do things that push love away instead of pulling it closer to you.
Let me explain further. I was guilty many times out of protecting my heart. The bottom line is that to experience love; you have to be willing to embrace or be open to being loved. I get it. Your feelings are tender and dear to your heart, so putting up a blocker, or protective mode is normal because it keeps you from being hurt. But, if someone is doing the right things, and trying to show you love you owe it to you and them to give them a fair shot. Now, on to our next lesson: The power of vulnerability in a relationship.
Vulnerability and love go hand in hand. Your willingness to show some level of vulnerability makes your relationship more transparent and real. Vulnerability is hard. Talk about wearing your feelings on your sleeve. But, guess what, when you are vulnerable it shows you are real and have depth. Think about your friendships. When did those friendships become more solidified? If I had to take a guess, it was when you allowed yourself to share something vulnerable about yourself and your friend did the same.
Those moments are what cement true friendships. And they do the same in relationships. No relationship can move forward or be sustainable without your willingness to be honest with one another about your fears, concerns, and failures. These real moments create more solid and longer-standing relationships. As I said, I almost gave up on love.
But, it came when I least expected it. My partner compliments me. Love is available to you too. And I promise you if you change your mindset to accept that this is true, the roadmap to finding love will be part of your journey also. If you need more assistance in your journey, maybe I can help you. Ready for next steps? There is a relationship that will work for you. Sometimes all you need is a nudge in the right direction. If you are struggling with your current relationship, newly divorced and looking to get back in the dating scene, or single and trying to find the right person for you, maybe I can help.
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Tired of bad first dates and failed relationships? Do you sometimes feel like you want to give up on dating? Before you do, read this!. Is it just us, or do most of the dating advice articles, podcasts and Why Giving Up On Dating Is Actually The Best Way To Improve Your Love Life seem like another advice-filled page we're currently ripping, we felt the need.
But is reading another article about how some random chick got over her ex and it was the best thing she ever accomplished really going to help? It couldn't hurt. But really, does it ever take away the pain and anxiety you're currently facing?
There were several reasons that made me come to this big decision.
You've met enough jerks, insensitive guys, dull women or men, or total non-communicators. Perhaps it's individuals that are not supportive or with whom you share few common interests. Maybe there's absolutely no chemical attraction!
What It Took For Me To Finally Give Up On Dating
To the single woman who has completely given up on dating and relationships, but still has the desire for a partner: I want to tell you something. I gave up. I was done. Does it mean you have to lower your standards for wanting a kind, committed person who loves you?
If you asked my friends one of my worse qualities, they would probably say it is the fact that I can be annoyingly analytical. I tend to overthink things. Sometimes that has worked well for me, but often it has the opposite effect especially when it related to my relationships. Then something strange happened. I stopped overthinking, assuming what the other person in the relationship was thinking, or figuring out in my mind what their actions might mean. I had to do a complete juxtaposition. But, by changing my mindset it has helped me to be a better coach to my clients. I read a recent article in which Leslie Jones stated that dating was hard for her and she said:
Have you hit the dating wall of gloom and doom? Do you want to give up on dating?
My experiences with online dating have run the gamut from truly awful to absolutely wonderful. I have been on first dates that would make even the most seasoned daters cringe and I have been on first dates that were absolutely perfect from beginning to end.
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