If You’re Ready To Give Up On Love, Here Are 11 Things To Keep In Mind

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Dating can really bum you out. If you've been searching for love for some time with no luck, you may start feeling like it's completely hopeless. But according to experts, giving up on love isn't a great a option, especially if its something you really want it.

"Dating today is tough, can we just validate that first?" Rachel Wright, MA, LMFT, co-founder of Wright Wellness Center, tells Bustle. "It's so common for older generations to trivialize or compare. But there's really no use. Dating. Today. Is. Hard."

For instance, online dating has made it easier to find people to date. But it's also made it easier for people to burnout or ghost others like it's no big deal. Overall, dating can sure do a number on your self-confidence. But as tough as things can be, you shouldn't let that get you down.

"I truly do believe both as a person, therapist and coach that anyone who wants a relationship can get one," Wright says. "I don't think anyone is doomed to 'die alone' or be single forever unless you believe that about yourself. If you think that you're destined to [be] alone, you may. You have to think about yourself through the lens of what you WANT."

It's important to hope and think about what's possible. If you don't, you're more likely to stay stuck in a "reality" that isn't what you want. So if you're feeling like you're ready to give up on love, here are some things you should keep in mind.