We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make YOUR CALL on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.
Why do I romanticize the past?
I am a 26 year old male with a bit of a chip on my shoulder. I’ve never had trouble meeting women or openly expressing interest without being overbearing (well mostly), however I’ve noticed that the last 3 years of my love life have revolved around exes. I not only let people back in my life that probably should’ve stayed gone but also have reached out in efforts to, maybe, mend a wrong I’ve done in the past. Regrets and/or second chances…
Any time I’ve tried online dating or asking people on dates I meet, it always seems forced and not genuine at all. Every time I’ve ventured back into past love affairs or flings, I’ve always gotten hurt as a result. Is there something wrong with me? Why can’t I break out of my comfort zone? Is there something in particular I’m doing wrong or need to improve. Help Please!
— Mike’s Shame
What should MS do differently?
Let him know in the comments below.