Have you ever found yourself in a relationship that starts off brilliantly but then suddenly takes a turn for the worse and you want to avoid dating for awhile?
I call it the Boom-Bust cycle.
In the beginning, everything seems perfect. You’re both swept up in the whirlwind of infatuation, making plans for the future and believing you’ve finally found your person. It’s an emotional high, and you invest your heart and soul into this connection.
But it can feel like a bust when you begin to feel the other person pull away or even disappear completely.
These moments can leave you in a state of uncertainty and anxiety. You’re left wondering, waiting, and worrying about what went wrong. It’s not uncommon for such experiences to leave you feeling a bit emotionally bruised. Over time these micro forms of rejection can start to wear down your self-esteem and have you start doubting yourself.
As a result you pull away from dating. You might even start to believe that you’re somehow unworthy of the love you want, convinced that you need to change who you are to find happiness. You might start to question if you’re the one at fault.
If the Boom & Bust Cycle continues, it’s likely that you’ll withdraw from the dating scene altogether. And if you do venture out on a date, you’ll approach it with such caution that your date won’t get to see the real you.
Here’s one tool to help you avoid the Boom-Bust cycle;
Many women cope with rejection in this way, but it only pushes them further away from the love they yearn for.
Let me share a revelation that changed my life and my coaching clients: You don’t have to take a man’s actions personally when he pulls away.
Understanding this truth has transformed my client’s perspective. They’ve learned to stop attaching their emotions to every date they go on. They’ve learned to stop blaming themselves when things don’t work out. Even when they experienced being ghosted, they could acknowledge that it wasn’t about them.
I started embracing my own strength and self-confidence, no longer allowing minor rejections to shake me to my core.
I want you to experience this shift in your own dating life, so here’s some LOVE HOMEWORK for you, including affirmations for self acceptance.
- In your journal, jot down this affirmation and expand upon it with your own thoughts and emotions: I DESERVE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE. WHEN I FACE REJECTION, IT REFLECTS ON THEM, NOT ME.
- Show self-acceptance in action. Just because someone else rejects you, doesn’t mean you should reject yourself. Silence your inner critic. List your strengths and achievements. Treat yourself to a special date and practice radical self-acceptance.
If you’re finding it challenging to embrace self-acceptance, remember that you’re not alone. I’m here to support you. Let’s connect and explore strategies to help you radiate with inner confidence. Schedule a chat with me, and together, we’ll unlock the power of radical self-acceptance. You may also enjoy some of my other posts such as How to Attract the Right Man, The Empowered Woman’s Guide to Embracing Feminine Energy, or What to Do When He Pulls Away.
Affirmations for Self Acceptance
Oct 27, 2023