You feel like you have no right to feel what you’re feeling because you weren’t even together that long.
You may think that becoming smaller and smaller will make you more lovable, but you’re already lovable just as you are.
Having bipolar disorder is complicated; it takes over so many aspects of my life that I might as well be in a relationship with the ups and downs. When my manic episodes surface, I spend all of my energy riding the waves that are rising and crashing. Here’s why I’m in a relationship with my diagnosis.
Too many people get into relationships to ignore all of their baggage that’s piled up around them. This results in disaster. Instead, becoming a person worth dating means that you’re willing to dig through your baggage and clean it up. You’re going to bring as clean of a slate as possible to your next romantic encounter.
One big takeaway I can always pull from being rejected is that I was vulnerable.
Let loose and have some fun. Gosh, we can get so serious when dating. We overthink, stalk our partner’s social media, and beat ourselves up about everything
Heartache and grief have a way of burning away anything that isn’t essential.
Let’s be honest: Dating totally sucks sometimes. It’s humans coming together and bringing all of their baggage with them.
Part of confidence is knowing that you’re going to make mistakes, but being gentle with yourself anyways.