I apologise if this sounds like a really stupid concern but recently, many of my friends have started to enter into relationships and by human nature you start to compare yourself to others and wonder why you have yet to enter one.
At some point I started to wonder whether there was something wrong with myself or anything but I try to often tell myself that is not the case and that my time will soon eventually come. I’ve recently confided in one of my friends and I have tried to change my mindset towards this situation by trying to focus on myself instead of constantly thinking about relationships and instead focusing on myself as an individual, but my mind keeps wondering and drifting to negative thoughts and I find myself constantly getting distracted and just overwhelming sense of sadness.
I guess in a way you could say I am feeling a mix of envy and sadness, Bottom line, I would just like some help on how I should change my mindset towards this situation, I have tried to focus on thinking about myself and other things but when all my friends happily talk about their relationships it just reminds me constantly of my situation and I do not have the heart to tell them to stop as they all sound so happy.
I guess what I am trying to say is I would really like to change my views and mindset towards this situation I am facing, I find myself being happy when I have things to do and when I am around friends, a distraction if you may say but when I am left alone these thoughts just keep coming back to me and I feel really helpless on how am I suppose to control them or change my perspective of it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.