Everytime I start dating I get nightmares. Not even serious dating, even just me putting myself out there saying "I'm ready to meet someone I'll really like." then going on a dating app, kind of thing.
In these dreams everything starts out great, I'm with a significant other (I usually don't know them in real life, they just feel like my significant other) then they slowly morph into my ex, until I'm staring at them thinking, "No, I didn't go back... Did I? Why did I do this? How did this happen? How do I get out now?" Then I wake up deeply disturbed. Part of me knows that this is just left over fear, but another part of me wonders if this is really my intuition telling me that the latest guy I met for drinks actually has some of the same traits as my ex and I'm going to end up in another unhealthy relationship.
So I read into everything, and even when the person "clicks" so well, just the slightest thing reminds me of my last unhealthy relationship and I'm done. That said, I try to honour myself as much as possible, my reasons are good ones to be cautious, but do I have to react by cutting it off completely?
I want to be able to relax, watch things play out... not panic and run for the hills.
I want someone I like to make it past the second date.
I want to be healed.
I suppose I'm not as ready as I thought I was.
You know what? Fuck that shit. It was ignoring my intuition that got me into such a bad place to begin with. I trust it now. As much as I've been taught almost my entire life that hunches and intuitive feelings are bullshit, it almost always turns out that my intuition was right and that something was "off".
Part of my healing is learning to fully embrace my intuition.
I embrace you, guts, in all your viscous glory.