1. You are afraid to move on alone
When you give up on love, you are so scared to move on alone but you know that is the only way you can heal. You have that strange feeling like you are alone in this world but that is not true. You have your family and friends but you weren’t paying attention to them because you were so preoccupied with saving your love; or better said, what you thought was love. I want you to know that what you feel right now is completely normal. You just need some time to heal properly and to start believing in love again.
2. You don’t think that you will fall for anyone in the future
Once you give up on love, especially if it was a toxic one, you will feel like you will never be able to love somebody else. You believe that all men are the same and that every one of them will take advantage of you. You believe they are all there to hurt you and leave you once they get what they want. But baby, that is not true. There is someone who is right for you. You just need to be patient enough because when he comes along, you will see he was worth the wait.
3. You don’t want to talk about love
Because of your bad experience, you don’t believe in love anymore. In fact, you don’t even want to talk about it and you always try to escape that kind of conversation. When others talk about love they are always thrilled and happy about it but you have had a totally different experience with it. And because of that, you want to talk about anything but love because it didn’t bring happiness into your life.
4. You feel extremely insecure
When you give up on love, you feel that you are becoming more and more insecure. You are not sure that you are beautiful, hard-working, smart or fun. You start believing that your ex left you because you are not the girl you were when he fell in love with you. There are so many bad thoughts in your head and you can’t control them. And that makes you feel bad in your own skin. It becomes that bad that at times you don’t feel like going out with your friends as you would rather stay home because you enjoy the silence.
5. You feel that all happy couples lie about their happiness
When you see couples calling each other some sweet nicknames and kissing each other, you want to punch yourself in the throat. You can’t stand that kind of behavior because you don’t believe they are truly happy. You believe they are just pretending and that they use every chance to flirt with other people. And that fact kills every wish to meet someone and start a love relationship with them.
6. You feel every guy wants to take advantage of you
Once you give up on love, it is really hard to believe in someone new. And even if a nice guy approaches you, you will turn him away because you think he will hurt you like all the guys before him did. Even if he is the best guy you could wish for, you won’t give him a chance and you will continue doing this until you feel ready to date again. You won’t open your heart to anyone because you have been hurt too many times before. But that feeling will go away when the right one comes into your life.
7. You will know your value
Once you go through all the horrors of a toxic relationship, you will find out how much of a fighter you are. You will know what your boundaries are and you will learn to control yourself in difficult situations. Since you will go through a lot of things, you will finally realize your real value and you won’t settle for less than you deserve. After you give up on love, you won’t let anyone into your life just like that. You will be extra careful but you will give chances to those who really make an effort for you.
8. You can’t relax when you meet someone new
When you meet someone new, you won’t be able to relax like you did before. You will have the constant feeling they will seduce you and take advantage of you so you won’t even give them a chance to try something with you. You will be on alert all the time and love won’t be the best feeling in the world for you. It will take a lot of time until you pump your brakes and realize that not all people are bad and that there are some who can really make you happy.