I’m different than most of the writers on Medium. I hated writing until I was in my late 30’s. I am an accidental writer. Heck, I call myself a “sharer of stories and things I love” rather than “writer.”
No, writing isn’t particularly therapeutic for me, though it has helped me be more accountable regarding my own dating. It has also helped me connect a few dots, but mostly I write because I hope my stories might help others, might connect with others in the dating world who feel the way I do, or (less frequently) because I think something I have to share will be interesting (the random stories I write about my life).
I have really enjoyed the community of folks I’ve made here in Mediumland. That has been an unexpected joy!
My therapist is a relationship expert and has been invaluable in my healing. But I also understand that therapy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.
I have cried MANY tears from the loneliness of being single. I understand your perspective!
Maybe my writing is an attempt to share with others out there traversing the dating world: you’re not alone. My stories won’t resonate with everyone and that’s okay. But when I do resonate, that’s a gift.
Again, I fall outside the normal writer here and think that most people would say that writing here has been cathartic. If you are thinking of writing here, I think you might find it therapeutic and I think you should go for it!
Thank you for the response!