Trust your gut in dating

In fact, according to a recent story in New Scientist, “it turns out that because our emotions emerge from our unconscious mind, from our internal supercomputer, they tend to reflect more information than our rational mind.” What this means is our gut instinct can save us from a lot of grief.Here are a few tips to help you get better acquainted with your gut: 1. It can help to get an outsider’s perspective, sometimes we can mistake wishful thinking for our gut instincts. Most people live their lives bouncing from one thing to the next- work, errands, happy hour.The problem is you wish it was a different answer and instead of accepting it, you whittle away what you know with rationalizations.Our thoughts and feelings have the power to guide and protect us, but it’s on us to listen to them.As a result, I’ve had no issues quitting a grad program after 6 weeks before it wasn’t the right fit for me, or cutting a mean cousin out of my life despite the fact that we were super close for years.This is just the way I am, so it often surprises me that people think it’s not always smart to make snap decisions.Women usually allow their egos to get so entangled in their relationships that when the relationship collapses, their ego comes crashing down with it and digging yourself out of that rubble is an absolute nightmare.

For example, if you’re debating whether or not to dump your boyfriend, ask yourself: “Should I break up with him? The real answer will most often come first, then the excuses and justifications will pile on top. Try to stay mindful and conscious throughout the day, check in to see what you’re thinking and feeling. You can use this time to meditate, do yoga, journal, take a walk around the park–anything that will give you the space to check in with yourself.

Many moons ago I fell very hard for a man who was very wrong for me.

I was infatuated with him immediately and the symphony of warning bells was drowned out by an inundation of emotions I had never felt before. I knew I couldn’t trust him and I knew the relationship would end in disaster.

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The next issue arises at that inevitable point when the man asks himself: Do I want to commit to this woman for the long term? Do you know what makes a man see a woman as girlfriend/wife material? If not, you need to read this too: The #1 Things Men Desire in a Woman Got more techniques for trusting your gut?

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