How much anxiety is it normal to have about being single?
I understand you have to love yourself before anyone else can stomach loving you, and that the key to getting a relationship is not wanting one in the first place, but aren't human beings pack animals?
Isn't it normal to just want to love and be loved in return?
Should I get medicated? Do anxiety pills make you stop wanting to be kissed and loved?
I've been in enough terrible relationships that I just don't want anything to do with them anymore. I'm pretty happy being single. But before I ever dated anyone I felt lonely all the time. It's normal.
So getting into an awful relationship works as some sort of a vaccine?
How bad does it have to get? I've spent a good chunk of time in an unhappy relationship, and I still want a new one. I don't know what it'd take to convince myself they'll all be that bad.
Anyway the bottom line is that I am cutting myself to get down from anxiety peaks that I get into because I have nobody to stroke my back, and that's probably not normal or healthy.