I am nineteen years old. A year ago, my boyfriend of two years, dumped me for another girl. It was very unexpected. I was in even more shock when I found out he had cheated on me. I was very hurt, but I kind of realize that most guys don’t typically settle down at the age of 18. However, I just can’t seem to get back out there. I am over my ex. I just am terrified to be hurt, and I have no faith in relationships. Is it pretty much true that there’s no use in trying at my age, because it is unlikely to work out? I know it is completely irrational, but what if I never find someone again? I feel hopeless. I mean, look at the way marriages are constantly falling apart…and how morals are just being disreguarded. Is there any hope? I know there’s no such thing as a fairy tale, picture perfect, happily ever after ending….it’s not realistic, and those are not my standards by any means. My faith in relationships has been shattered. Dating is also a lot harder than I would have ever thought. I did try to date…and I am not looking forward to trying to find “the one” after my experience with the dating scene. I am not alone with what I am experiencing. I just would like to know how to keep on trying when I know things often don’t work out, I will probably get hurt many more times to come, and I see marriages crumbling? It’s very unsettling. There’s never a way to garuntee a relationship, you can be married for decades and still have no garuntee. It makes me want to be alone forever. How does everyone deal with this?
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