The New Year is a time of new beginnings and hope for a brighter future. Traditionally, we make resolutions to change our behaviors and mindset so that we can work towards cultivating the best version of ourselves. For many, the New Year is a source of inspiration. If you're single and looking, it's the perfect time to reflect on your dating life and resolve to make changes.
Recently, I made a conscious effort to become involved in psychotherapy therapy so that I could become more self-aware of my destructive relationship patterns. This reflection helped me understand that in all of my relationships, I become too emotionally attached to my partners and too invested in my relationships. I become so attached to my partners and afraid of losing them that I stay in relationships where I am being mistreated. I am recognizing that at this point in my life, I should not take my relationships so seriously that I put my partner's needs above my own. My happiness should not depend on the state of my relationships. In 2018, I resolve to become more independent and content with being single. I resolve to rely on myself for my own happiness, rather than relying on a relationship to fulfill my emotional needs.
So what are the New Year's resolutions that others are making this year? I asked 16 people about what changes they want to make to their dating lives. Here's what they said, so you can use it as inspiration too.