A new year is approaching and we have an opportunity to reflect on 2013 and set intentions for the life we hope to create in the present and future. The symbolism of closing this year offers us the chance to greet 2014 with optimism, hope, gratitude and the opening for love and beyond.
It might feel distressing or worrisome to look back on this year when it comes to dating, love and relationships. You might have been heartbroken, you might have ended a relationship or stayed in an unhealthy one for way too long. You might have had fewer dates than you had hoped for or took the year off from dating altogether. You might be processing the loss of a relationship or marriage, but know in your heart that the right person is out there somewhere.
Regardless of what your year looked like, you can attract love in your life now. Finding love generally involves taking emotional risks, handling rejection and anxiety, leaving your hurt in the past, proceeding with confidence and most importantly, not putting your happiness in anyone else’s hands. It may also involve making changes to the way you approach meeting other singles and putting yourself out there in brave, new ways.
If you are looking for love in the new year, click here to read my full article featured on eHarmony and to learn five strategies to incorporate into your life.
Happy New Year and as always, please do not hesitate to contact me if I can support you in any way.
Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC
Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.
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