When you find someone you really like, the thought of giving them the power to hurt you can be terrifying, but there are reasons relationships are worth the risk. You can't turn down every great guy you meet out of fear. If you do, then you could be missing out on the greatest times of your life. When you find an amazing enough guy, you need to take a chance. If you're scared, here are a few reasons relationships are worth the risk:
1. Risk Vs Reward
If you're brave enough to go out with the cute guy you just met, he could end up turning into your husband. Do you really want to miss out on the opportunity to date him, fall in love with him, and have his children? The possibility of him being the love of your life is one of the biggest reasons relationships are worth the risk of getting hurt. He might just be someone you date for a few days--but he might be someone you spend the rest of your life with. You need to find out.
2. Learning Experience
Even if he breaks your heart after a few months, at least you learned a bit more about relationships. In the future, when you're ready to love again, you can enter a new relationship and apply the lessons you've learned from the past one. Your ex could teach you something valuable that you need to know in order to be successful with your future husband, so don't underestimate the importance of learning from your failure.
3. Pain is a Part of Life
You can't avoid dating, because you think it'll save you from ever getting hurt. You're still going to develop crushes on men and get upset when they date someone new. You're still going to make close friends and get upset when they move away. Unfortunately, pain is a part of life. You can't escape it, so don't try to run.
4. Amazing Memories
Don't you have some great memories that involve friends and family members that are no longer in your life? Even if you break up with a guy you date, you'll always have great memories from the relationship. They may be hurtful to think about at first, but one day you'll be happy to look back at all the fun you had, even if it was only temporary.
5. It's What You Want
You might be comfortable being single, but don't you really want someone to hold at night? Don't deprive yourself of something you really want, because you're too scared to go for it. You can do it.
6. You Can Handle It
Yes, a broken heart is horrible. Yes, it's something you'll absolutely hate dealing with--but you can deal with it. If you and your man break up, you'll realize how strong you actually are. You can handle more than you think, so stop selling yourself short.
7. It's Just Plain Fun
The best thing about relationships is that you get to have fun! If you don't have someone to go to the movies with, you can drag your boyfriend. If you're bored in class, you can (sneakily) text your boyfriend. It's nice to have someone there for you, so start thinking about all the benefits of having a guy around instead of focusing on the negatives.
No matter how terrified of love you are, you need to take the risk of entering a relationship once you find the right guy. Are you scared about the possibility of getting your heart broken?