Relationship Advice from Dr. TRuth
Dear Dr. TRuth,
I've been seeing my girlfriend for 2 years now,
and I think things are gradually getting worse.
I feel like I'm totally attached, and can't go a day
without seeing her. But she feels overwhelmed by
always being with me, and it is now becoming a real
I feel trapped, because I want to give her
space, but I'm so stuck in the routine of being
attached it is very hard to stop seeing her
What should I do?
How do I get unattached?
I know I should get out there and do
things with my friends, but it is so much harder
said than done.
Nothing turns a girl off more than a clingy guy. It
makes them feel smothered and choked.
While I'm glad you are aware of your negative pattern, you will have
to take some extra special pains to break a very bad
It's kind of like giving up smoking. You just
have to not do it.
Try to spend time with others, get
some interests, concentrate on work/school and
basically get a life that doesn't always include her.
Develop the areas of yourself that are special and
which attracted her to you in the first place.
Here's a good start: try not calling her for three days. See
Not only will you be proud of yourself,
but she will probably be wondering what happened to
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