Whether you live in a sprawling metropolis or a small town, you know what it’s like to drive down the road and get stuck at a roadblock. Road construction, a washout, or an accident stops you cold and keeps you stuck where you are. It isn’t only on streets and highways where you encounter roadblocks - they can appear on the road to romance as well. If you wonder why your love life seems stuck, here are a few barriers:
You’re convinced that all the ‘good ones’ are taken - If you don’t believe there are any great partners out there, you won’t be motivated to keep looking. Remember, perception is reality! Assessing what you believe about the promise of lasting love is first step toward interrupting a frustrating dating pattern.
You’re reluctant to risk - Dating and risk-taking go hand in hand. This doesn’t mean putting yourself in unsafe situations, but it does mean pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and predictable routines. After all, dating is all about socializing and conversing with someone you don’t know well. If you’re unwilling to risk, at least a little, you close the door on many possibilities.
You’ve been hurt and don’t want to be again - Anyone who has endured a broken heart never wants to feel so bad again. That’s understandable! Will you ever be hurt by someone again? Possibly. But one thing is certain: For romance to flourish, you can’t allow fear of pain to control you. By playing it safe, you may avoid painful feelings, but you’ll also avoid meeting the love of your life.