How to heal from nasty dating experiences

On a daily basis, I speak to singles who are dating or who are currently celibate after nasty dating experiences. So I thought to share some research on how to heal after horrible dating experiences.

Oprah shares a short video here on what to do when newly single:

I have enormous respect for Melodie Beattie who speaks a lot about co-dependency.  Here is a piece from her daily reader on accepting ourselves.

While driving one day, a woman's attention focused on the license plate of the car ahead. The license read: B WHO UR. How can I? she thought. I don't know who I am!

Some of us may have felt confused when people encouraged us to be ourselves. How could we know ourselves, or be who we are, when, for years, many of us submerged ourselves in the needs of others?

We do have a self. We're discovering more about ourselves daily. We're learning we're deserving of love.

We're learning to accept ourselves, as we are for the present moment - to accept our feelings, thoughts, flaws, wants, needs, and desires. If our thoughts or feelings are confused, we accept that too.

To be who we are means we accept our past - our history - exactly as is.

To be ourselves means we are entitled to our opinions and beliefs - for the present moment and subject to change. We accept our limitations and our strengths.

To be who we are means we accept our physical selves, as well as our mental, emotional, and spiritual selves, for now. Being who we are in recovery means we take that acceptance one step further. We can appreciate our history and ourselves.

Being who we are, and loving and accepting ourselves, is not a limiting attitude. Accepting and loving ourselves is how we enable growth and change.

Today, I will be who I am. If I'm not yet certain who I am, I will affirm that I have a right to that exciting discovery.

Still struggling with how to accept yourself after horrible dating experiences?

I am here to help.  I have been there.

Contact me now to book a no-charge discovery call to discuss your coaching needs and how I can assist you to heal from horrible dating experiences and get ready for your next love story.

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