Dating and anxiety

It’s natural to experience anxiety over the things we cannot control. Are you afraid of staying single forever? Are you struggling to feel hopeful about your future?

Is your anxiety triggered by uncertainty?

Being single can make you feel that your life is being put on hold. You may be advancing your career or education, making new friends, and traveling, but you’re still waiting for a partner with whom you can create a future together. Because half the equation is still missing, it’s impossible to know, or even properly plan, far ahead. This can trigger feelings of unrest, despair, and anxiety.

Fear of the unknown is a common source of anxiety. The search for a life partner takes you deep into uncharted territory. You need to begin constructing your own life, but at the same time, you must keep in mind that things may change drastically within a few years time.

Maybe you’re beginning to lose hope about ever getting married. Many people fear remaining alone. These fears and emotions are common and should be addressed.

How therapy can help you overcome your anxiety 

I am here to support you on your journey.

On the one hand, it’s important to keep searching and maintaining a hopeful attitude. At the same time, it’s important to set boundaries. Dating should not take over your life or your definition of success.  There is a fine balance between leading a productive and meaningful life and not letting go of your dreams completely.

In our sessions together, we will focus on your strengths and how you can channel them to achieve that balance. Being single is an opportune time for self-discovery, spontaneity, and furthering your education. I can help you quantify and reach your goals while making the most of your time.

Reach out for help

Reaching out for help can be the bravest thing you do.

You don’t have to struggle alone. For a compassionate and experienced therapist in New York City, please get in touch with me.

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