Or maybe you're not putting yourself in the best environments to meet the right person, or that when you do, you don't feel confident enough.Whatever the case may be, you can overcome your obstacles and find a healthy romantic relationship.Despite the stigma in some social circles that accompanies being single, it’s important not to enter a relationship just to “fit in.” Being alone and being lonely are not the same thing.And nothing is as unhealthy and dispiriting as being in a bad relationship.Myth: I didn’t feel close to my parents, so intimacy is always going to be uncomfortable for me.Fact: It’s never too late to change any pattern of behavior.Over time, and with enough effort, you can change the way you think, feel, and act.Myth: Disagreements always create problems in a relationship.
It always takes time to really get to know a person and you have to experience being with someone in a variety of situations.By shedding all pretense, you’ll encourage the other person to do the same, which can lead to an honest, more fulfilling relationship. It’s only natural to worry about how you’ll come across and whether or not your date will like you.But no matter how shy or socially awkward you feel, you can overcome your nerves and self-consciousness and forge a great connection. To combat first-date nerves, focus your attention on what your date is saying and doing and what’s going on around you, rather than on your internal thoughts.For example, how well does this person hold up under pressure when things don't go well or when they're tired, frustrated, or hungry? Everyone has flaws, and for a relationship to last, you want someone to love you for the person you are, not the person you’d like to be, or the person they think you should be.Besides, what you consider a flaw may actually be something another person finds quirky and appealing.For many of us, our emotional baggage can make finding the right romantic partner a difficult journey.