Being single for a certain amount of time has its benefits. I personally experienced the most growth and self-awareness during my years as a single girl, and while there were some painful and lonely moments, they all led me to a place where I could break through some of my walls and do some necessary inner work. We continue to live life in the same way and hope that it will somehow lead to different results. To solve a problem, you need to understand it. Neediness is a state of mind where you feel incomplete, or have an emotional void, and try to fill this empty space with a relationship or male validation.
I mean, just about every divorced couple loved each other at some point. We want to be swept off our feet and taken over by this all-consuming feeling of euphoria and harmony. Make a list of three non-negotiable qualities you need in a man. This does not include things like how much money he makes or how far back his hairline is.
Obviously you want to be attracted to your husband, but try not to get so caught up in the physical details. Also jot down three deal-breakers. This will help you gain clarity and perspective and take you away from relying on the long dating checklist you may have formed in your mind.
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Unless there was something that absolutely repulsed you about him, give him another shot. A lot of women are way too quick to dismiss a guy before really giving him a fair shot. Who knows where they would have ended up had they not given their future husbands another shot.
Through our relationship, I can now see how the type of guy I thought I wanted would have been a disaster when paired with my personality type. I, like most people, thought I knew myself way better than I actually did. A successful relationship comes down to two things: That is, what you are or think you are is what you will attract.
If you are emotionally unavailable, you will attract a guy who is emotionally unavailable. Now, you can want to be in a relationship and at the same time be unavailable in your own way. In order to attract a real relationship, you first need to make sure that you are in the right place emotionally. Make sure you want a relationship for the right reasons, not just to fill a void or make you feel better about yourself.
You also need to develop a firm sense of who you are and learn how to be happy without a relationship. Good self-esteem attracts someone capable not only of healthy interactions but of loving you for who you are. I have a friend who asks herself every day: If you want an emotionally healthy, confident, stable guy, then you need to make sure you mirror those qualities at the same level.
I mean, why would a guy like that want to be with someone who is an insecure emotional mess? If you want that kind of guy, you need to be that kind of girl.
This path with be different for everyone, but try as best you can to discover the best path for you. Every day my inbox gets flooded with questions from women plotting and strategizing to capture a man who does not seem to want to be captured…at least not by her. And the ones who were head over heels in love with me and willing to do anything for me? And the heart wants what the heart wants, right? He was charming, charismatic, confident, fun, and always slightly beyond my grasp.
He also had some deep-rooted emotional problems to deal with and some major commitment issues. And like many women, I wanted to be his healer, to be the woman who inspired him to break through his walls and finally commit.
Damage cases are like a pair of super sexy shoes that are brutally uncomfortable. Then you take them off and experience euphoric relief, the most incredible feeling.
This experience is the same as dating an unavailable guy. But when you have him, you just feel pain and discomfort. Your stomach is in knots as you wait for the next text, or for a sign that he truly cares.
Why You’ll Never Be Enough For Him
Then he comes back, and relief. And on and on it goes. When I was younger I kept chasing the high of removing those painful shoes. And I thought if only X would happen, then I would have that taking-shoes-off feeling forever.
I decided that a comfortable pair of shoes that gave me the support I needed and a steady feeling of ease was much better than a sporadic shocking jolt of relief. Kevin was the catalyst for this realization. It was devastating on many levels, especially to my ego! I mean, I was supposed to know better at that point—I was a relationship expert for crying out loud!
After a series of letdowns, of high hopes and thinking things would be different, followed by crushing disappointment and feeling like a fool for once again thinking the same story would have a different ending, I made a firm resolution to end this cycle for good.
To make a lasting change that would lead me to the kind of love and relationship I really wanted. After being crushed by Kevin yet again, I decided to sit down and ask myself some really tough questions. What was I getting out of this relationship?
What had he even given to me? I did a lot for him, but what had he ever actually done to show me he cared? The answer was nothing. I was getting nothing out of the relationship except for quick shots of temporary validation whenever he seemed to reciprocate my interest, and that is just so very sad. And then I realized that I am not the kind of woman who needs that sort of thing anymore.
Next I looked at why I kept going back to Kevin even though it was clear that the relationship was a dead end. I thought long and hard about what I was getting from him that kept drawing me back in, and the answer went beyond validation. I realized that with Kevin I felt less alone and maybe a little understood. Like me, he was a little lost and hurt, and that made me feel better in my own world of lost and hurt. I also considered what I was giving to the relationship if you could even call it that and why.
Why was I so invested in solving his issues? Why was I so wrapped up in getting inside his head? Someone you can share your dreams with.The Major RED FLAG You Should Never Ignore In A Man (Matthew Hussey, Get The Guy)
This man, whoever he is, may not measure up to every standard you've got in your head. But that doesn't mean you can't have an amazing marriage. My wife is taller than I am, more intelligent than I am, and far more attractive than me. No one but her understands what she sees in me. All I know is that I intend to spend the rest of my life trying to make her glad she married me.
I read most of the answers. There are really nice advice from different approaches. And we, on Quora, are not clairvoyant, did you expect us to predict the future for you, or perhaps provide you with false hope to cling upon.
And so we rely on compromise to fulfil what we can; you may not posses intelligence but your beauty may be blinding to the eye, your husband, on the other hand, may posses intelligence but not such alluring beauty. Unless of course you decide to compromise. So perhaps the problem is not with the men that you find, but rather with your self. Also your life isn't limited to manhatten, try Narnia, I heard there was a blond guy looking there.
Don't base your happiness on objects that are trivial and temporary. You then realise he does not meet your standard. What do you think will happen?.
To gain true happiness, you must place your happiness in things which are eternal and last throughout your life. For example, base your happiness on helping the needy, each time you support them you will be happy, or base it upon multiple objects which are temporary, upto you. Also, remember that just because some people don't find you attractive or appreciate your likes and dislikes, it doesn't mean that the entire world doesn't.
We live in a vast world with a variety of people, and while one man may find you beautiful and amazing, another may think the complete opposite. Do not aim to be the same as the majority. If we were all the same life would be so boring. You share your most intimate secrets with your search engine without even thinking: All of that personal information should be private, but on Google i Not with that attitude, unless, of course, you are the smartest, richest, funniest, most beautiful, most desirable woman in Manhattan.
If you are only human, if you have your imperfections and your quirks such as thinking no one is good enough for you , you will have to settle for another human being with imperfections and quirks. Otherwise, you can keep company with Netflix and Hulu.
You may not think so, but it is those imperfections and quirks that make you lovable. It is your flaws and vulnerabilities that make you human. And it is when the two of you reveal those things to each other than you can find genuine love, being the joint and mutual acceptance of each other for who you genuinely are.
Dating no one is good enough
You will find a husband, but only if you open yourself up to the human imperfections in the men you meet and allow yourself to admit your own.
Of course you will. There are more men than you think there are in the world and in Manhattan. You have many choices to pick from in a wild tree full of ripe bearing fruit.
I would also like to tell you something that I know of that would be useful to finding your future partner. When you are out to find someone to spend your life with you, they will always be somewhat similar to you.
They will be similar in their attitude, their way of thinking, etc.
If you are a duck, you will almost always attract another duck of the same breed. You will never attract a swan, for a swan and a duck are too different and may not get along. If you are a duck and want to attract a swan, you will first have to transform yourself into a swan to attract another swan. Simply, if you want a better man, you will first have to be a better woman of quality yourself.
Your right you will never find anyone with this mindset. If your just arrogant that's a big turnoff to men. It also occurs to me that you are actually avoiding having a relationship. Think about it; you have put yourself in s position where no one is ever good enough for you. With this attitude how could you ever find a relationship. You have already eliminated the possibility.
Have you ever considered your afraid that you may not be able engage in the give and take process required in a healthy relationship?
Because no one is as good as you! To find a mate we all have to sacrifice part of what we hold to to meet our significant other in the middle. Neither are better then the other. This is a shared belief. Both feel a common bond and interest in a mutually beneficial relationship. Not a lopsided one where one is worshipped. To find someone you will have to learn humility as well as empathy for others. Can you imagine if a man told you he couldn't find a women because none of them are good enough for him.
If you are a woman your chances have been halved once you strike thirty while male chances improve exponentially.
The fact you think no one is good enough for you is a huge red flag, as it usually indicates you have no clue regardless of gender to whom you truly need or deserve, in a serious relationship.