Im scared to start dating
Heartbreak is part of life, and we can do our best to protect our children from it, but its something that everyone has to deal with eventually.
Yours, Sara Sara Eckel is a personal coach and the author of It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single.
Which is that you use all of these examples to justify why you choose not to be vulnerable and partner up with someone – and sure enough, you never partner up with someone. Fact is, if you want to fall in love, it’s there for the taking.
Whether you’re afraid of heartbreak, afraid of intimacy, or afraid of compromise, you can stay single for the rest of your life, and that’s cool by me. Sharing yourself fully with another human being and building a life together.
I think that this is probably true that we are all scared of something – the main one for me being fear of heartbreak.
This is not an imaginary fear though – for those of us who have experienced heartache more than once, it is all too real, painful for a long time and not something I ever want to go through again.
In this weeks quiz, find out your dating readiness. If there’s stuff that you disagreed with, take it as a signal to dig deep within and be aware that if you proceed to date anyway without addressing them, you need to own your part in what results.
While agreeing with the above doesn’t mean ‘Shazam!
Only you can know when the right time is, but I would set the bar pretty high.
I quickly learned that author Lauren Passell and I are kindred spirits.