Ahhhh the dating post. I've put this off. We all want to talk about dating, apparently! And that's normal. In our twenties we are pretty hardwired to be searching for a partner. Have you heard of Erikson's Psychosocial Development Theory? We are smack dab in the middle of the intimacy vs. isolation period where we are looking for romance and asking, "Will I be loved?" And if that search isn't going well it can be really, really frustrating. A change from previous generations, only . . .
A few nights ago I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. I was reminded recently that my big break up with my ex was almost exactly a year ago. To be honest, I don't even know what the date of the break up was. I know it was a Tuesday and I know it was the end of March, so I guess it's easy enough to figure out. A friend of mine is struggling with a break up right now, too. She's hurting and wishes it didn't have to be this way. She alternates between feeling free and relieved, and then . . .