Getting out there dating
I have several good friends who have been hurt in relationships ( who hasn’t?! The sad thing to me is their reluctance to get back out there, open their hearts one more time to see if they can meet someone new.They are in self-protection mode, living life in their comfortable little boxes and I just want to shake them (gently, of course) and say, “Don’t be so afraid! Go out there and if you get hurt, pick yourself up and try again.” Of course it’s not that simple … We are all different and some of us deal with breakups better than others, I realize.Remember you don’t need to do anything you don’t feel ready for.
However, there’s no obligation to make a move until you feel comfortable doing so.
For instance, if things didn’t end well last time, you may not be sure if you’re ready to trust someone new.
We’ve put together a few tips to get you across the dating start line: It’s a brave decision to get back in the ring.
It takes courage to give things a go again, especially if you’ve had bad relationship experiences in the past.
So feel proud that you’re willing to take that step.