The goal of dating, both online and offline, is to forge meaningful connections and relationships. And that’s a journey that should bring joy, not anxiety.
They helped me overcome my anxious attachment style and low self-esteem issues.
They helped keep my anxiety at bay.
No, you don’t need to pretend you’re chill.
Attention and care go a long way.
Be brutally honest with yourself.
But, unlike a real hurricane, my anxiety wasn’t untamable.
What life’s like on the other side of an epic healing journey
How to deal with each type
I knew I had to do some soul and spiritual searching in order to overcome this battle with anxiety.
The trouble occurs when you look outside of yourself to fill up the inside.
Is it worth it? Did it work? What issues were resolved exactly? And many more questions *truthfully* answered.
You owe it to yourself to be selective about who you let in your life.
Pay close attention to when your anxiety arises.
Instead of wasting time decoding people who don’t have good intentions with you, you should focus on understanding yourself.
You have to prioritise your mental wellbeing whether you’re currently with a romantic partner or not. Rewrite the narrative of your past hurt. Redefine yourself.
Be upfront about your needs for closeness and intimacy.
Love is waiting — for text messages, for phone calls, for invitations. Love is coming second to someone’s work, hobbies, and travels. Love is justifying their hurtful remarks and disrespectful behaviours, telling yourself religiously they didn’t really mean it.
I realised that I didn’t need my friend’s advice. I didn’t need him to act like a therapist. I actually knew what to do. But it wasn’t the point. The point is, it’s hard to battle mental illness alone.