They are more likely to be responding to something in their own life than anything you have said or done. This will help prevent you from feeling sorry for yourself or from getting being scared off the dating process altogether.
So, try not to label yourself based on one interaction which was probably superficial anyway. It may also help you to maintain a better perspective and view the situation as one door closing so that another one can open.
Breaking up is generally hard to do even when we really want to and know that it’s the right thing.
Affairs can be extra tough to walk away from because there’s that fear that you haven’t been understanding and patient enough – you have – and that all pervasive fear that you’re going to break up with Mr Married/Attached just at that moment when he was actually going to leave his wife/girlfriend.
I’ve heard again and again that dating after 50 is tough.
After looking far and wide, I discovered Lisa Copeland.
Dealing With the Immediate Aftermath Dealing With the Rejection Long-Term Handling Rejecting a Proposal Community Q&A Any kind of rejection, no matter if it's in love, your career, friends, a book proposal or anything else, is not something that should affect how happy you are.
Rejection doesn't feel great and sometimes it feels unfathomable but it shouldn't be something you permit to take away happiness from your life.
If this is about trying to influence or even force him into making a decision or at the very least, gameplaying, re-evaluate your motives and think about the bigger picture and whether is how you want to spend your time, because it’s a slippery slope to losing your dignity and no one is worth that. One of the strengths of the guy in this relationship is that he has the power to get around you. That and whatever you’re prepared to settle for is what you’re going to get. Put yourself in her shoes and ask yourself how you would feel if you were her in the same situation. When you stop seeing her as this inconvenient, pesky obstacle, in truly empathising, you will be able to feel compassion and also have self-compassion. Do you still want to be doing this in 3, 6, 9, 12 months or even in years? Instead of being in watching TV with your feet up waiting for his call, be out. If you think you’ll be tempted to be swayed, change your mobile phone or block his email address. You’d be surprised though – lots of people have been in your situation.
A big obstacle to finding love after 50 happens when you're NOT putting yourself in places where you can be seen and found by available men on a DAILY BASIS!