Cosmopolitan (India) - - LOVE & LUST -

There’s noth­ing wrong with work­ing through your is­sues. The prob­lem arises when you try to erad­i­cate all your hang-ups as a pre­req­ui­site to find­ing a re­la­tion­ship. Let’s face it: if ev­ery­one had to shed their psy­cho­log­i­cal bag­gage be­fore find­ing a part­ner, there would be a lot more un­at­tached peo­ple in the world. As I’m sure many of your part­nered friends demon­strate, it’s very pos­si­ble to be in a happy re­la­tion­ship even if you get anx­ious at par­ties or hate your thighs. Sure, there are those whose emo­tional is­sues—from small in­ti­macy fears to full-blown per­son­al­ity dis­or­ders—are chal­leng­ing, but they can of­ten be worked through if you and your part­ner are truly com­mit­ted to your health. Think about it this way: what if your only is­sue is the be­lief that you have is­sues and that they’re keep­ing you from a re­la­tion­ship? What if you stopped defin­ing your­self as some­one with a bad-boy ad­dic­tion or low self-es­teem? What if you in­stead saw your­self as a flawed but lov­able hu­man be­ing? What if the only rea­son you’re alone is be­cause you just haven’t met the right guy yet?

“And You Don’t?!”

Kris­ten Wiig in Brides­maids doesn’t let is­sues come in the way


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