One minute you’re fine. The next you’re crying uncontrollably. You wonder how you ended up here. You think about all the things you did wrong. You feel ashamed, alone, uncertain.
You’ve decided to part ways. Even though the decision was right for you, it wasn’t easy. It’s still not. Divorce is a process. The healing doesn’t happen overnight.
As everyone has probably realized Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Stores are packed with candies, jewelry, flowers, and cards. Seeing all those red and pink hearts can make a single guy or gal tremble in their shoes. Feelings of loneliness, and self-doubt can start to rise.
There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t find myself in a discussion in my counseling sessions that consists of someone looking for a little dating advice. After all, if there’s one thing that just about all of us can agree on, it’s that love is an important part of our life’s journey and being in a strong, secure and stable relationship can definitely make the trip just that much more special.
You’ve decided to part ways. Even though the decision was right for you, it wasn’t easy. It’s still not. Divorce and breaking up is a process. The healing doesn’t happen overnight.
With spring finally approaching, I can’t wait to shed this heavy coat and start enjoying warmer days. The days are getting longer and I'm sure most of us who were stuck in the cold weather are looking forward to spending more time outdoors.
Betsy Writes, I've been alone for a big part of my life and haven't had much success in relationships. Recently I met a man who seemed perfect at first. We've now been together about 6 months and I'm starting to see flaws in him - things that I don't know if I can move past (he has trust issues, anger issues, etc.) However, I don't want to break up with him because I'm afraid I won't find anyone else. What should I do?
Erica Writes: I broke up with my boyfriend six months ago and recently have been dating quite a bit. However, every time I meet someone I like and we get close he pushes me away after 3-4months and I end up getting very hurt. This has become a pattern in my life-can you please give me relationship advice?
Maryanne writes: I'm recently divorced and just started dating. I met a man who is also recently divorced and we really hit it off. The problem is that I feel so insecure about moving forward and if his intentions are just to have fun or to date more seriously. I want to ask him, but don't want to seem needy. Any relationship advice?
There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t find myself in a discussion in my counseling sessions that consists of someone looking for a little dating advice.