The Ups and Downs of Dating Someone New

emotional rollercoaster of datingIf you’ve ever engaged in the dating game, chances are good that you know the ups and downs of meeting someone who seems amazing. Sometimes they are, and sometimes they are not. But what seems universal is the rollercoaster of emotions that occurs within us when we meet someone who excites our imagination.

Support During This Exciting and Stressful Time

Laurie Grengs can help you process and respond more positively to the heightened emotions that go along with dating someone new. Whatever the origins of the excitement we feel when we meet someone new (it could be hardwired into us, for example, to set our hearts aflutter when we see a potential procreative partner enter the bar or the singles dance), the early stages of a new relationship can cause a wide range of emotions. From doubt to excitement to euphoria to despair and many points in between, meeting someone new is almost guaranteed to require some greater understanding. And that’s where an insightful expert like Laurie Grengs comes in.

If you’ve ever met someone who inspired you to feel something more connected than immediate rejection, you’ve also likely experienced emotions that left you feeling the need for some kind of resolution. Many people, perhaps all people who enter dating relationships, feel some version of the emotional rollercoaster. It’s just that the twists and turns, ups and downs, and loop-the-loops are of different heights and lengths. Some common emotions we feel in response to new dating relationships are:

  • Butterflies in the stomach. The possibility that this new person could be “the one” incites a fluttering of our nerves.
  • Obsession. Okay, obsession in something less severe than the pathological sense, but obsession nonetheless. That person who excites our thoughts of possibility enters our thoughts with far greater frequency than virtually any other experience. Will they call? Will they text? WHEN?!
  • Relief. That new person not only called and/or texted but came through reliably and now we’re going on our fifth date! There’s potential here.
  • Exhaustion. As you get to know this new person better, there are answers to some questions, but new questions about the long-term viability of the relationship. When the new excitement begins to wear off a little, you get very tired of thinking about it.
  • Doubt. You think, “This is too good to be true. Smart people doubt new relationships, so I should too!”
  • Confusion. With so much going on in your mind and heart, you know you need a new perspective and your closest friends lack the objectivity to be truly helpful.

And that’s where Laurie Grengs can help. Consider contacting her at 877-572-2326 to help you process the new emotions of dating someone new.