Dating and the waiting game
Nevertheless, after the shimmer and shine of autonomy wears off, you find yourself missing having someone. I feel that I'm stuck in an emotional limbo right now.
Instead, I look to the bright side and wholeheartedly embrace the perks of the single life.Now that's a lot easier said than done and I'm not saying it's always a walk in the park, but I can say with confidence that I have peace about this stage in my life.There are times I get confused and a little lost but overall I know I'm supposed to be here.But sometimes, you reach a point in your life where you need the freedom of singularity in order to find yourself again.I know to say that sounds so cliche, but it's true.How do you really get out of the past when you're unsure of the future?
For me, this kind of relationship was my first boyfriend.
Phase 1: Hookup with your ex a couple weeks after the breakup. Phase 3: Convince yourself you're ready for a new relationship when you're really not and watch your love life crash and burn.
And now here I am, at Phase 4: Actually accepting the single life and being happy with it.
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Self-discovery and introspection are so integral to harmony in your life and sometimes having a significant other ends up only an added distraction.