Things Feel Different After Not Talking for a Week. Should I End It?

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’m a 17-year-old on summer break. My mother turned off my cellphone, so I wasn’t able to contact my girlfriend. We have been dating for two months.

Things just feel different after not talking to her for a week on a regular basis. I worry I may be exhibiting some paranoid or jealous traits.

I started the summer with a lot of plans, but I receded back into my depressive, anxiety head. She is an outgoing and fun person with so many friends, and I feel I won’t be able to keep up.

Should I just end this?

-Trey (Florida)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Dear Trey,

Why did your mom turn off your cell phone? If it’s financial, I understand, but if it’s because you began some risky behavior, then you may need to clean up your act to become better boyfriend material.

As for your “depressive, anxiety” head, you must remember thoughts are things. Our thoughts control our emotions. Thinking positively will lead to more positive thoughts and will give you ideas of how you can contact her.

The best thing about losing a cell phone is you’ll have to meet her face to face. The worst thing is you might fall into a less intimate email relationship.

Choose the positive route. If you believe you are “less than,” you run the risk of becoming that. Think about your wonderful worth and you will become that. Really.

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