I’ve Been Trying to Be Her Man. Should I Try Again?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Known as America's Relationship Expert, Dr. Wendy Walsh is an award-winning television journalist, radio host & podcaster, and the author of three books on relationships and thousands of print and digital articles. More than 1.5 million people follow her sage advice on social media. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and teaches in the Psychology Department at California State University Channel Islands and has been the host of "The Dr. Wendy Walsh Show" on iHeart Radio's KFI AM 640 since 2015. Walsh is also a former Emmy-nominated co-host of "The Doctors," as well as former host of the nationally syndicated show "EXTRA." She was named a Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2017 after speaking out about harassment at a major news network.

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Reader Question:

I love a girl. I’ve been trying to be her man for five months. She liked me too but recently she said “We don’t belong together.” We agreed four months ago that we can be together if we have the same feelings.

Should I wait and try again? I really want to become a part of her life. Or should I forget her? If I need to forget her, how can I start talking to other girls without feeling guilty or miserable?

-Moshe R. (Michigan)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

I’m sorry to have to tell you something you already know. She’s just not that into you. Yes, sadly, it’s time to forget her.

Now, on to the more important questions. Why would you ever feel guilty or miserable for talking to other women. You don’t owe her one thing, so wipe guilt off your mental slate.

Now, miserable, that’s another matter. Grieving is normal after the loss of a relationship. All humans sometimes lose in love. But it should be followed by a rebuilding of self-esteem.

Know that you are lovable and a super great catch for the right woman at the right time. It’s up to you to go out and make that happen. You can do this. You owe it to yourself to give yourself the gift of a woman who reciprocates.

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