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Have You Ever Taken a Self-Imposed Hiatus From Love?


Last week an article on MSNBC.com from Today show contributor and sex therapist, Dr. Ian Kerner caught my eye. In it he discusses the ways anxiety and excitement play a strong role in dating, ultimately creating an "emotional seesaw" effect as daters bounce from high to low and back again. His solution to this unending and exhausting cycle is a dating detox. He writes:

Stop dating and stop worrying about it. It may be just the ticket to help you get off the treadmill and achieve a sense of calm and centeredness to get back out there from a place of strength. Put the time you would put into dating into yourself: work, friends, new challenges and goals.

I tend to agree with Kerner's solution, and in fact, I've heard many friends swear off putting themselves out there after a string of bad dates. Have you ever sworn off the pursuit of love in order to reconnect with yourself? And if so, did it work?

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