If you are feeling this way, my friend, there is a simple explanation. Your self-absorbed partner may be gaslighting and manipulating you.
He may cycle between love-bombing and distancing himself from you.
When I hear a boomer woman say she's given up dating, my knee jerk reaction is to argue against her decision.
Giving up dating conflicts with my lifelong attitude about never giving up on anything worthwhile.
Meanwhile, I notice that some of you have your full name and/or email address in your username. If so, just click on your username (above, right) and change your username where shown.
(You will have to log out and then log back in again for the change to take full effect.) I just recently stepped away from a situation because it was clear that the man was so emotionally closed that the chances of an open and caring relationship happening were slim to none.
Ken Solin is a dating expert for The Huffington Post and AARP.
In Wired for Dating, psychologist and relationship expert Stan Tatkin - author of Wired for Love - offers powerful tips based in neuroscience and attachment theory to help you find a compatible mate and go on to create a fabulous relationship. You have long been out of a relationship and have not been giving that part of your life much thought.But I think it hits a very good point - Age is "not just a number" for everybody when it comes to relationships. While I guess it's always good for couples to have some experience in common, in a lot of ways, we Boomers truly came of age in a very different world than many young people, I believe.Not only is that due, in my opinion, to the extensive changes in technology, as the article suggests, but also to changes in society, as a whole (even though we helped to bring about many of those changes, ourselves).You have come to this place where you recognize that you have a great life ahead of you and you could share it with someone. As some of the replies below are showing, however, I think, it tends to over-generalize.He seems to be a nice guy to your face sometimes, but then you find out that he is talking bad about you to others.