Does anybody have advice for dating again after a relationship that knocked the wind out of you?
My ex boyfriend was very critical and left me feeling like I have nothing to offer anyone. He eventually started seeing someone else and will probably marry her, which is salt in the wound.
I know that fixing my faults (which I am keenly aware of) is a step in the right direction, but what are some ways to feel good about dating again? This experience has really sucked any hope of enjoying a relationship out of me. I'm taking my time, but I don't have many years of men finding me remotely attractive left, so I'm not sure what to do to speed things up.
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Go on dates with guys who are more supportive. You'll probably find it a relief to go out with someone who isn't so critical all the time, and appreciate them for it.
You'll often find that a relationship didn't work out because specific things that you want or need from a relationship weren't there. It's these things which the most of the 'strain' is on when things aren't working out. However, that makes it that much more of a relief when you find someone who can offer you those things, and it helps you learn just exactly what you want and need from a relationship.1