Your self-awareness and your ability to worry over their influence will only aid you in this process.
In fact, instead of doing things that help us learn, we often do the exact opposite.
To expect financial support without any impact or input is immature and unrealistic.
As most parents only want their children to enjoy and succeed, they feel a lot of pain when their child seems to miss out on so many of life’s rewards because they are scared of something.
Since this girl has known you for the same amount of time that you have known her, you have to assume that she has made her decision with careful thought and deliberation.
The maximizers who spend so much time on the decision are often less happy with the results.
You no longer want to be bogged down by the minutiae that we sometimes focus on in shidduchim, yet your mother doesn’t seem to agree.
You’re tired, and I get it. Tired of being the single sibling, tired of helping the most, and tired of everyone treating you like you can’t possibly be OK on your own.
In any relationship, the words that people say are extremely significant, but it is the unspoken language of friendship that truly allows relationships to flourish and grow.
If someone interesting is suggested and he sounds promising to you, go out on a date. Date with honesty and integrity, and expect the same from the men you are set up with.
What happens if the stressor is not a lion? What happens if the stressor is a really rude boss?
Unless your crystal ball works better than mine, no one can predict the future of any couple or knows what life may bring.
If the thoughts that are keeping you awake are tasks you need to complete, write them down. This way, you know you won’t forget.
Eating at a restaurant can be expensive, but by paying the bill you are showing the girl that while you know that she may be able to afford her own meal, you don’t want her to.