My Devina

My Devina

Dating 101

Getting Over A Break Up: The Art of Letting Go

Getting Over A Break Up: The Art of Letting Go

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of my upcoming book on dating. After thinking about how much grief this would have saved me when I was dating, I thought I’d share it now, before my book is published.

Sometimes things aren’t working out because we aren’t really letting go of someone we were dating. On some level, ourselves and possibly also our friends are so sure that this one guy is IT for us. And that it MUST work out or else (you will die alone, you need him to be it or you will loose your window to start a new relationship and have kids, he’s the only guy to give you orgasms during sex, the list of crap we tell ourselves goes on and on). All those self help books call this attachment. Being attached to something can make it harder for something else to appear in our lives.

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Dating 101: Drinks = Sex, Dinner = Relationship

Dating 101: Drinks = Sex, Dinner = Relationship

There is a famous quote from Patti Stranger from the Millionaire Matchmaker. She says “Coffee is cheap. Drinks are an audition. Lunch is an interview. Dinner is romance.” I would have to say I agree with her. Only once, in my many years of dating, did a coffee date with a guy turn into something other than a coffee date with a guy.

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