I Think I Lost Him Forever. Can You Give Me Some Advice?

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Written by: Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh

Dr. Wendy Walsh is the author of "The 30-Day Love Detox"" (April 2013).

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles and reports have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement.

Discuss This! Discuss This!
Advertiser Disclosure

Reader Question:

I was dating this boy in school who had a few mild mental issues. I was the only person who would stand up for him. We formed a very strong relationship until he moved. I keep cursing myself for never giving him my address/phone number. It’s been a year now and I’ve been trying to get in touch and find him since he left, and I’m sure he’s doing the same for me.

I don’t know why but I started dating another boy, but I can’t bear the thought of dating anyone besides Andrew. I feel very alone right now. I need some advice.

-Emma T. (Virginia)

Dr. Wendy Walsh’s Answer:

Oh sweetie, my heart goes out to you. Your story is the stuff that most romantic literature and movies are based on. Girl meets boy. Girls loses boy. Girl gets boy back. All you have left is to create the final act of your romantic movie.

We live in a world where people are only a mouse click away. Find Andrew’s parents, his friends, his new school. Check Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Someone who knows how to reach Andrew can be found through your keyboard. I promise.

No counseling or psychotherapy advice: The Site does not provide psychotherapy advice. The Site is intended only for use by consumers in search of general information of interest pertaining to problems people may face as individuals and in relationships and related topics. Content is not intended to replace or serve as substitute for professional consultation or service. Contained observations and opinions should not be misconstrued as specific counseling advice.

Advertiser Disclosure

DatingAdvice.com is a free online resource that offers valuable content and comparison services to users. To keep this resource 100% free, we receive compensation from many of the offers listed on the site. Along with key review factors, this compensation may impact how and where products appear across the site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). DatingAdvice.com does not include the entire universe of available offers. Editorial opinions expressed on the site are strictly our own and are not provided, endorsed, or approved by advertisers.

Our Editorial Review Policy

Our site is committed to publishing independent, accurate content guided by strict editorial guidelines. Before articles and reviews are published on our site, they undergo a thorough review process performed by a team of independent editors and subject-matter experts to ensure the content’s accuracy, timeliness, and impartiality. Our editorial team is separate and independent of our site’s advertisers, and the opinions they express on our site are their own. To read more about our team members and their editorial backgrounds, please visit our site’s About page.