Give Yourself A Break, Because You Have A Lifetime To Find Your Forever Person

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You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so don’t allow someone toxic to stay in your life longer than they deserve. Don’t settle for half-ass effort and unanswered texts. Don’t lower your standards so you can say that you aren’t single anymore.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so slow down and explore your options. Kiss the wrong people. Go on first dates that you doubt will lead to seconds. Taste what is out there so that you never end up with any regrets about what could have been.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so stop being so hard on yourself. Stop looking in the mirror and examining every flaw. Stop assuming that there must be something horribly wrong with you because you haven’t found your person yet. Stop acting like love has some sort of timeline that you aren’t sticking to.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so don’t give up hope. Don’t make jokes about how you are going to die alone. Don’t assume that, just because you are single now, you are going to stay that way for the rest of your life.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so enjoy the single life while you are still in the midst of it. Embrace your freedom. Embrace your alone time. Embrace the unlimited choices you have, the countless opportunities you can grab at any moment.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so stop thinking about the loves from your past. Stop pretending that you have already found the one and lost them. Stop saying that your best days are behind you. Stop giving your exes more credit than they deserve.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so stop comparing the path that you are on to the path that your friends have chosen. Everyone finds love at different points in their life. Everyone moves at their own pace. You are not less than because they have wedding rings on their fingers and yours are still bare.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so stop putting all of your energy toward finding love. There are better ways to divide your time. Focus on your career. Focus on your friends. Focus on your family. Focus on your hopes, your dreams, your passions, your meaning.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so calm the hell down. Stop stressing about how you have to fall asleep inside of an empty bed. Stop complaining about how you’re always the third wheel. There are worse things in the world. Don’t be so embarrassed about being unattached. Don’t be ashamed of something that is perfectly normal for someone your age — or any age.

You have a lifetime to find your forever person, so give yourself a break. You are doing well for yourself. Love isn’t the only sign of a successful life. You should be proud of where you are right now. You should be proud of the person you have become. TC mark

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