Hi ladies, looking for some community and support right now. It is hard out here.
I just broke it off with another man and I am… exhausted. I definitely think my dating life has been more successful since learning about and adhering to FDS principles, but man that doesn’t make dating actually easy. Before I am flooded with the “dating should be fun!” comments – I know! And Agree! I repeat this to my sisters all of the time. But the thing is, it can’t always be fun. Sometimes it is heartbreaking. I am an introverted person who finds it hard to be comfortable around new people. Sure, it’s fun to go on dates, it’s fun to get to know somebody new, but it’s not fun to have your feelings hurt. No amount of guarding my heart, keeping my options open, or adhering to my own standards can prevent me from hurt feelings. I am a relationship-minded person and I really hate having to stay so “strong” and “independent” all of the time. I feel like I am constantly getting my hopes up just to be let down. It’s hard because hope keeps me going, but it’s also what crushes me the most.
I know I should take a break, and that’s what I’m going to do. I just wanted to reach out to the community to hear some encouraging words. I love FDS and grateful for the strength it has given me to drop LVM. I just hope my HVM is out there.