Dating addiction

It is not there to serve you and give you things like happiness and self-esteem.It is not there to make you feel good about life and about yourself.

If I don’t hear from him by X day at Y time, then I am allowed to be upset about this,” and then just take it out of your mind.

This is But I realized that identifying the problem is only half the battle.

You invest mental energy in making sure things go a certain way. I have been guilty of stressing over past relationships. Things started out fun and light, I got excited about the possibilities…and then became scared that my imagined future wouldn’t come to be…and then panic set in.

This isn’t to say a relationship can’t do these things, it’s just that these aren’t the elements upon which a healthy relationship is built. A relationship is an experience to be had and shared.

A relationship also isn’t some sort of milestone, a sign that you have “made it,” that you will be OK, that you are now a member of some elite club. It is about discovering how compatible you are with someone else, and if there is enough chemistry and compatibility to form a lifelong partnership, also known as marriage.

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