Learning how to overcome insecurities is an important aspect of a woman's divorce recovery. Going through a divorce has a way of bruising a person's self-confidence, making it easy to question everything and everyone. After all, look what happened to your marriage. But you need to get beyond this to be able to truly relate and be open with other people, especially when you start dating again.
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Through the strings of email chains and forwarded texts that comprise Read Bottom Up , readers meet Madeline and Elliot, a couple whose meet cute at a restaurant spirals into an over-analytical relationship that any millennial will be able to relate to. TIME talked to Shah, 32, an LA-based screenwriter, to learn about his writing process and skeptical take on texting and romance. TIME: Tell us how you decided on this medium—screenshots of texts and emails. Neel Shah: I have a friend in New York, and every time we would be dating people, she would always forward me emails or texts from a guy, and I would do the same with her, and a lot of times we had different takes on what the texts or emails meant. Now so much of dating is done online—not even just via apps, but texting and emailing is such an important part of how people court, and I felt like it had not been captured in a way that felt real. We wanted to make it feel like people in a real relationship.
Getting Over Relationship Insecurity
She never acts as excited to see me when I come home. Why can't it just be like it was in the beginning? The internal investigation continues with, "She takes forever to answer my texts. Doesn't she miss me when I'm gone? She used to always laugh at my jokes.
Do you worry constantly about whether your partner really loves you? Whether they are cheating or betraying in you in some other way? Insecurities in a relationship can be destructive and a quick way to sabotage potential happiness.