Getting back out there dating
Let yourself receive love for its own sake and watch your relationships, your life and everything in it transform.
I have a friend we’ll call, “Cynthia.” Cynthia has a sister whose husband, we’ll call him “Mike,” was on her speed dial anytime Cynthia needed help around her house.
The whole time that my relationship was causing me stress, I hated the way it distracted my focus from the things that really mattered—building my business, sleeping, indulging in my passion for music, and eating properly as examples.Allow yourself to be unapologetically you, whether you’re on a date or on your own. Rediscover your likes and dislikes, find out what you really love, investigate new interests, let yourself be seen and heard as though for the first time.You’ll come to love yourself for it—and so will your partner.I was newish to town and told myself I wasn’t looking for anything serious since I’d probably be moving soon anyway. Loneliness happens to us all, but it needn’t distort the desires of your heart.Besides, treating yourself with kindness encourages others to do the same. Having come from a broken home, you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them.” The more disappointment and pain we experience, the more we resign ourselves to the impossibility of finding—or cultivating—a love that lasts.
I’d often come to her house to find him fixing the plumbing, installing lights and helping around the yard.