“Take some time to divide them into categories – is it something that gets better or gets worse over time? This can also be like a pro and con list, of staying with the person. “Make sure you love yourself like crazy before jumping into the singles market.” Friends have the tendency to be brutally honest when it comes to relationships, especially when love is in its beginning phases, notes Karyn.
“Ask your friends for their honest opinion on your current choice of partner, and seriously reflect on it before continuing down that path.” Write them down if you have to.
Now I’m learning about what I like, what I need, and what I want. “I didn’t have anybody who was doing that when I was younger. Drugs were glamorized, and when I was 12 or 13, nobody [I looked up to] was talking about mental illness. I took on that role because I knew it was important.” Read the full story at the link in bio.
Don’t settle for this, ever, says professional matchmaker Michal Naisteter.For a foundation of trust to develop words must match behavior.Anything less will make you doubt intensions and enabling this behavior will erode your self worth,” explains Heller. “If you aren’t able to love yourself deeply, it’s going to be hard to accept someone else’s love, which is one of the reasons we end up in unhealthy relationships in the first place,” says dating coach, Stacy Karyn. But if you seem to be in not-great relationship after not-great relationship, it could be a sign that you’d rather be with someone—anyone—rather than be on your own (not good! In healthy relationships, you’ll never feel like you’re compromising your values or worth.Sure, maybe your hopes and expectations aren’t being met, but for the most part, your needs are met in other ways. Tell yourself it’s OK to want more, because you deserve more!