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To totally trust and to let go of the fear of getting hurt is really scary.
There will come a time at some point in your life, when you feel you may want to go back out there and try again.
I've heard people say that we are not meant to be alone.
Does a person really have to be part of a couple to be happy?
Does someone have to be beside you, to assist and guide you?
I'm sure in some ways it's easier to have a partner by your side. Someone to help make decisions. Someone to help with the bills, the children and day to day stuff. Someone to talk to any share your thoughts and feelings with.
But, what about those of us who enjoy or enjoyed being single?
We made all the decisions ourselves. We did what we wanted, when we wanted. We didn't have to deal with anyone else unless we chose to.
Neither way is right or wrong. Whatever way you choose is right.
For years, I stayed away from getting close to anyone. I'd made some horrible partner choices and I was afraid.
Was I living or hiding?
I honestly do enjoy my alone time. Part of me feels ready to share, but the other part is concerned.
Am I afraid? Yes.
Am I going to let fear dictate what I do? No.
Am I going to let the fear of being vulnerable stop me? No.
I want to live. I don't want to hide from life anymore. I don't want to hide from my feelings.
There are no guarantees. I may get hurt, I may not. You may get hurt, you may not.
I'm not sure exactly what I want, but I know what I don't want.
Take a chance.
Take a risk.
Don't be afraid to live.