Dating can be exhilarating and joyous when it goes right, but devastating when it doesn’t. Rappore, a telehealth-based mental health practice headquartered in Manhattan, New York, has highly skilled clinicians who specialize in helping people with dating challenges. Their therapists and psychiatrists help patients in multiple states, including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. With their help, you can better navigate the challenges of dating.
Today, dating is more stressful than ever. The growing popularity of dating apps has created a number of new challenges. Although it may seem like there are many options, it is actually very difficult to find someone with whom you are compatible. False information and bogus profiles are common. Threats and security incidents are frequently reported. Online communication can lead to misunderstandings and often is confusing. The norms for appropriate behavior seem to be shifting, impossible to pin down unless you’re completely up-to-date with what’s trending on Twitter and TikTok. It can be difficult to tell whether someone is genuinely interested in you. People often experience ghosting, which adds to the hurt of rejection, which is already a very difficult emotion for many of us to navigate.
Frustration with dating can exacerbate low self-esteem and lack of confidence, especially in those with pre-existing mental health conditions. It can hurt our performance at school or at work. It can trigger bouts of depression and anxiety.
And yet, despite all the negatives surrounding the dating scene, our natural inclination to find a partner to support and love us remains.
We have therapists at Rappore who can assist you in overcoming these negatives. You can discuss your dating objectives and experiences, what you have tried that has succeeded and failed as well as the positive and negative aspects of your prior relationships. You can investigate the causes of previous breakups.
It is important to determine whether you want a casual or exclusive relationship and whether you are looking for short-term dating or a long-term committed partnership. Knowing the traits you admire in other people – their values, their interests, their level of compassion and dependability – will be helpful. Your therapist will assist you in recognizing warning signs that might signal a potential relationship won’t actually work in the long run.
You can talk about specific things you might say when you first meet someone and in different circumstances. Effective communication, finding activities you both enjoy, sex, intimacy, and commitment are additional relevant issues. The most important thing is to learn how to develop the self-confidence you require to be who you are and endure the stress of meeting strangers and the possibility of rejection.