She Disappeared Out of Nowhere. What Am I Doing Wrong?

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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Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

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Reader Question:

I have been seeing this girl for the past couple of weeks (met on and we have been having a great time. She invited me to one of her student’s birthday parties and to hang out with her family. The last time we had a lot to drink and she was even talking about the rest of our lives together. I have held off on the physical contact due to liking this girl.

Now these seem like signs that she really likes me. Then out of nowhere she seemed to disappear. It’s obvious that it’s me.

What do you think I am doing wrong?

-Michael (Texas)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

I don’t know Michael. Was it something you said? All joking aside, there is nothing more confusing than not having all the access to information in a conflict. And she’s showing you early on that she doesn’t have good communication or conflict resolution skills.

I’d call her and try to address her absence and ask for more information. If she doesn’t respond, you may be fortunate to have lost her before things got too far along.

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