|Age:||I am 38|
When I was 23 and working at my first job, I made cookies for everyone in the office as a part of their holiday gift. When I went up to the ing office, I boldly made proclamation that I was practicing to be an all-star mom — you know, the one who makes the best chocolate chip cookies and is super fun, so all the kids would want to come over and play.
There were career aspirations, health goals, and all of the other things that come along with being a type A perfectionist, but the expectation was that all of those things would be accomplished with someone else by my side; with the loving feeling of a family. Well, that was in Instead, I pictured myself married with kids, living in a home, being the most badass, cookie-baking mom on the block. Like many, I love the feeling of being in love.
#agonycant i'm single, in my 40s, and increasingly anxious about feeling alone
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There have even been studies that show the healthiest people are those who are in relationships. It means online dating not curling up in your bed every nightand a lot of bars. As much as I love going out and being social, I am a creature of comfort.
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I have a hard time letting people help me or asking for help, and tend to take on too much. With this independence is the ability to do whatever I want, whenever I want — which is both a blessing and a curse. Actually, self-love is really hard. Source: walkinwonderland.
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As time goes on, we naturally become a bit jaded by the dating scene and it becomes even harder to get vulnerable, let loose and have fun, and get physically intimate. So, single ladies — how do we deal with the hard emotions that come along with being single?
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I know it might seem like a lot of work, but just like relationships are a lot of work, finding the right one can be, too. I want the good and the bad, and I want the love, the fights, and the compromise. And guess what?
Yeah, I still want to be the badass, cookie-baking mom. I know that no relationship is perfect and no person is perfect, but I hope with time and reflection, the right person will come into my life.
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