Topics: help with fear of men?
Whether she expresses them or not, every woman has fears associated with the pursuit of a new relationship. Fears can be legitimate and extremely helpful a big CAUTION sign indicating the need for vigilance and discretion. Conversely, fears can be unwarranted and impede an otherwise promising relationship. What hesitations and worries do you have? It might be helpful to know some of the most prevalent dating fears among women. Here are five at the top of the list:
Fear #1 : She’s afraid her new man is going to turn out just like her ex or former partner. It may not be fair, but it happens often: Women worry that history is going to repeat itself. Different guy, same results. In a perfect world, none of us would have to deal with the baggage left behind by previous partners. Unfortunately, the world especially the dating world is far from perfect. Thankfully, many women have the emotional intelligence to find healthy ways to deal with lingering hurts so that emotional baggage does not permanently drag down new relationships.
Fear #2 : She’s afraid she’s not beautiful or sexy enough. You can chalk this one up to demeaning messages she got from someone in her past (see Fear #1) and our society’s obsession with airbrushed, flawless beauty. Women today feel profound pressure to possess the allure of a celebrity, the figure of a supermodel, and the glamour of fashion designer. The fear of not measuring up to societal standards even though those standards are absurdly unrealistic can breed intense insecurity, jealousy, and low self-esteem.