How do singles get dating confidence
It can be confusing knowing when we’re ‘ready’ to start dating again.
You may find that a lot of people urge you to ‘get back out there’, and, of course, there may never come a time when you feel 100% confident about things.
At Relate, we commonly see single people for one-to-one counselling.
Our counsellors can talk to you about your relationship history and help you think about any issues you’re finding it hard to deal with – things left over from the past and your fears for the future.
You may even feel like they actively sabotaged things.
Remember you don’t need to do anything you don’t feel ready for.If you’re struggling to come to terms with your feelings, one thing you may find really useful is simply talking to someone.Friends and family – people you can trust and who you know will listen to you – can be a great help.Being able to acknowledge and accept our part in both the making and the breaking of the relationship can help us to understand what we’re good at in relationships - and what we perhaps find difficult.Of course it doesn’t have to be a clear case of ‘fault’ for a relationship to end.