Dear Miss Dela,

I am at a point in my life where I am done succumbing to men. I have treated myself poorly off and on up until now and I feel my strength coming back. As women, I believe it is easy to fall into the whirlpool of casual sex and (for me) hoping it might turn into something more…even though I KNOW deep down, he is just not interested in that.

My question is, how do we stay on track after we have picked ourselves up?