Online dating breakups
I'm able to accept my part in relationship issues, and I can see this as a strength, not a weakness.
I maintain my composure during disagreements instead of losing my temper.
The fact is, it's nearly impossible to hide a broken heart; I know I fooled no one when I was trying to do so.
My anxiety was evidenced by my inability to make eye contact with a date, which was a sign to women that the lights were on but no one was home emotionally.
I clung to the foolish idea that a new woman could make my sorrow disappear, so I went on a few more disastrous dates.My fixed-smile mask, a smirk really, wasn't a confidence builder either.I was present in body, of course, but not in spirit.In time, I realized that ignoring my feelings had just kept the pain alive.My mantra became "Don't think, feel." To my surprise, and great relief, after several months my spirits began to rise.