Platonic dating meaning healthy dating relationship
As you know, a close relationship (whether romantic or platonic) knits two people together, through time spent together, through thoughts, feelings and dreams shared via interpersonal communication and through a whole host of experiences that two may share as they do life together. I don’t think that means you go out of your way to spend time with them like you used to and try to renew the once-strong ties.
Add in two people who are believers and share a strong spiritual connection, and that can give it an even deeper dimension (1 John 1:7). But you can still be kind and loving and affirming from a healthy distance (even if you work together or go to church together). We are instructed to pray for our enemies (Matthew ).
When our feelings are not reciprocated in the way we hope or want, we are heartbroken and need to take a period to heal, in our own time and in our own way.
What I have discovered through “trial and error” (a.k.a. ), and it would be beneficial for us to learn from and learn how to manage break-ups since we may encounter them again.
SEE ALSO: He Said-She Said: Involvement with Married People This isn’t an easy process, it will take time and there is no perfect “formula,” but it all begins with releasing any negative feelings you have toward your former partner, forgiving them for whatever wrong they may have done, asking the Lord to heal you of your hurt and pain and holding onto hope, faith and love.
When the next opportunity comes around, and there will be more, you will be better equipped to handle whatever that situation holds. SHE SAID: Maybe it’s because I came of age in the ‘80s, but Def Leppard’s “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak” kept ringing in my ears the first time I read through your question. SEE ALSO: He Said-She Said: Stop Thinking About Finding a Mate Moving on …
The most difficult part, as you have mentioned, is to see your former interest around work or at church, especially if he or she is with someone else.
If you've got a question about anything related to singleness or living the single life, please submit it to He Said-She Said (selected questions will be posted anonymously).: My question is to help anyone, born again and followers of Christ, who are in a similar situation as this. How do you get over the other person when there is a disadvantage that you see that person every so often (such as church or work), and you cannot escape?
Once school started, the boy I had dated was now “big man on campus,” as most senior males might feel as they proudly strut along the school hallways during their last year in high school.
[Insert “fun” teenage eye-roll here.] Thankfully, we didn’t have any classes together.
For many of us, it is a day to day journey of struggle, heartache, emotions and growth.
Some journeys will be easier than others and some may last longer than others (oftentimes depending upon which side of the break-up you are on).