She Started Distancing Herself. Does She Want Me Anymore?

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

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Reader Question:

I met this girl through friends about two months ago. I asked her a few weeks ago where this is going, and she said she didn’t want a serious relationship. That’s perfect because neither do I.

She just started distancing herself. She continues to tell me she just needed to do her own thing for a few days. She also said she feels we are moving a little fast.

I have not done anything to make her feel pressured to getting into a relationship. I just like exactly what we have.

Do you think she doesn’t want me anymore, or does she genuinely really just need some space?

-Michael (New York)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Dear Michael,

What do you “have” exactly? You both don’t want a relationship. She thinks it is on the fast track to one. You say you don’t pressure her. And I am very confused.

I suspect you want one of three things from her:

1. A platonic friendship

2. A no-strings-attached sexual friendship

3. A slow growing romantic relationship that involves friendship and sex.

I know you like exactly what you have, but maybe you should be clear with yourself about what it is and what you hope it will eventually be.

Then explain that to her. Her reaction will be your answer.

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