My other client Kathy wanted to dump her guy because he was getting too intimate too fast. We worked on how to communicate that to him in a non-demanding but clear way. He was a nice guy, and it was worth a try to see if he would agree.
She had that conversation just as we practiced it. He told her it was quite fine with him to slow things down. And he thanked her for telling him what she wanted.
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The icing on the cake? He set up another date for the following weekend.
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Bobbi Palmer is The Dating and Relationship Coach for Women over 40. At 47 she became a first-time bride and now shares her successes - and mistakes - to help other women over 40 find love. Read her blog and get her free e-Course "The 7 Major Dating Mistakes Women over 40 Make in Their Search for Love."