I enjoy and appreciate this quote and it is a heartening concept when you are forty plus dating on Older Dating Online.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh
Breaking up when you are forty plus and were in a long-term relationship is never an easy thing to face. The loss of a close relationship can feel like emotional amputation. You may feel sad and alone and you may feel angry, rejected or betrayed as a forty plus partner.
The good news is that the sadness doesn’t last forever, and brighter days lie ahead!
If you consider the possibility that everything happens for a reason, what meaning and greater purpose can be drawn from your forty plus break-up and it could be a chance to move on to a better and more enriching relationship when you are forty plus.
Emotional pain and hurt can be character building and perhaps you might not feel that at the onset but further down the line it can make you a stronger more resilient forty plus person.
Sometimes we suffer a loss and realize not to take love for granted. Other times we feel hurt and discover that we have the strength to heal and carry on. You have what it takes to create a happy and fulfilling life independent of your past relationship. This could be the opportunity to affirm and care for yourself in a healthy and caring manner. This could give you the gift of time and character building opportunities to meet forty plus companionship and make forty plus friends.
This includes those forty plus daters who decided to divorce in the middle to later stages of life. This period in your life can be empowering and a period of great growth.
Specifically, seek out new and interesting experiences that arouse your passion: meet new forty plus dating people, engage in fun activities, take classes, travel abroad, exercise, help the needy, help animals, plant a garden, learn gourmet cooking, create a business, hike a mountain, ballroom dance, take language lessons.
Think outside the box – what’s something you’ve always wanted to accomplish, but have held back?
What you will gain from these exciting new chapters of your life are enlarged perspectives, both cognitively and emotionally. One day, you’ll suddenly realize that you haven’t been thinking about your heartache for some time. Your forty plus future self will recall this moment, and thank you for the positive decisions you’re making today!
Here’s another quote thinking about!
“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
― Alexander Graham Bell
All the best in the adventure
Sarah Hussey xx