If you are not capable of giving and receiving some of the basics in a relationship, maybe it is not time for you to be in one. No one is forcing you to be in a relationship. I hear people complain about significant others, but the real issues lie within yourself. Don’t let society, family, or friends force you into romantic relationships. You should enjoy being in a relationship.
Relationship essentials include:
- Quality time
- Ongoing participation
Stop blaming other people; according to many studies we are drawn to people who have similar attributes and attitudes as us. “People choose mates whose self-esteem matches their own.” Page PhD
Some alternatives to relationships include casual dating or getting to know people through friendships first.
The Cynical Therapist came to be when two therapists became friends. SoulMates or Kindered Spirit Animals… Call us what you will…. We are two bad*** chics Licensed to teach you how to grow into your full potential and add some humor along the way.
Laurie Wilson and Elle Anzalone are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Huntington Beach, CA.