It was very timely that I tuned into Waterloo Region’s 570 radio yesterday and heard you talking about dating and relationship issues for today’s singles. Your candid, sensitive, and practical advice really resonated with me. I actually stopped my vehicle along my route and listened through to the interview’s conclusion.
I am a 61 year old widow. Dawn and I shared 31 beautiful years; our love story was incredible and a true gift to me.
The 2nd anniversary of her passing occurred in the last week. I’ve largely moved past the pain yet the memories, of course, will always linger.
I feel ready to find love again.
Recently, I met a very nice woman who moves my spiritual compass.
I will follow your column as I navigate these new feelings for tips and suggestions that would provide insight as I re-enter the dating world after an absence of over 35 years.
Your approach to this topic has connected with me.
I didn’t know how to move on from my past, but SO many positive things have happened in my life since I held the door to assist the toxic people out of my life. You have made me feel less alone on my journey, and every time I open your book to re-read a chapter, I feel like you’re sitting on the couch right next to me. You have been such a wonderful friend and role model to me, and I can’t thank-you enough for helping me to regain my power, turn on my jet pack, and blast up out of the hole of sadness and hurt that I was in. Life is so much better now, and I am finally ME. So happy to have you in my life. I can’t put into words how much your support has helped me!
Just wanted to drop you a note since I think you are amazing! I first heard you on March the 6th (I believe) on 570news, talking about guys and wanting to be appreciated etc.. it hit the nail on the head. Was a huge issue for me in my recent long term relationship. Listened to it a few times over. Then by chance this past Monday, heard you again talking about the 3 month no kissing rule. Once again, it resonated with me. Quickly… just hanging out with someone now and things seemed to be progressing, hand holding, cuddling… but went in for a goodbye kiss and got the cheek L lol. Next day I heard your talk about the 3 month no kissing rule and it all made sense. I don’t think she was thinking about a 3 month rule, but I think she had the same idea, to wait to see before she invests. I just get so in the moment can’t resist.
Also, the stuff about being able to break it off if it’s not a match rather than holding on also resonates. Easier said than done, but makes complete sense.
Anyways, just wanted to say from a guys perspective, I love your stuff!
Thank you so much for taking the time to put into words what I know but have trouble articulating when I’m feeling many big worries and feelings.
I’ve listened to you on Jennifer Campbell’s show and have applied your words in practice in this relationship (except for the no kissing lol sorry). Particularly that we have the choice to accept something about someone or not. You can’t change the big stuff about someone.
I appreciate you.
I’m so happy that I found you at the Total Women’s Show – I would not be at this happier place in my life, if it weren’t for you! You are beautiful inside and out, and I’m so thankful for all that you have taught me already!
Hello Chantal! You were a god send today. I really felt the universe was there for me by providing you at Yonge / Eglinton Indigo precisely when I needed you! I’m the one who purchased all four of your books. I’m already feeling so much better and seeing clearly that this guy has got to go. And I’m not going to be instead ‘very good friends’ with him as he expressed interest in since that just means he wants his cake and to eat it too. He has no interest in growing up. In fact he said he takes great pride in being an asshole. I gave him more credit than he deserved before learning what he is really all about. You and your books are very healing and will change my life! SO glad to have you in my life now!
I love your books, and absolutely everything you have taught me! It finally feels like there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m making my way towards it. Words can’t describe how grateful I am for you. I needed to meet you, and I’m so happy that I have.