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Relationship is complicated - some advice

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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a crisis counselor for over 16 years. I know from time to time people struggle with daily life events and everyone can use a little help, guidance and support. I approach every situation with a non judgmental and empathetic view. Working together can bring you resolution,comfort and stability.

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greatScott: Hi....My dating life is non existent. It's starting to take its toll on my self esteem.
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Laura Altieri-Howell, LCSW (therapist): Greatscott: I don't think you are being fair to yourself. It's your impression that it's your looks. I still have to wonder if you are coming across as non approachable even though you think you are approachable. I wonder if your negativity is coming across. When did you get divorced?
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greatScott: I'm sorry. I'm just going with the facts. No dates in 3 years is pretty much a good indicator. Like I said I'm not the most interesting guy but I know I'm not the lamest guy either. I'm pretty good with bottling up and masking my emotions. I'm tired though. Tired of wondering what's wrong, hearing that I'm too nice, that I should get out and join read more
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Laura Altieri-Howell, LCSW (therapist): Greatscott: I hear your frustration and anger. I can understand why you're very discouraged at this point because you haven't had a date in 3 years. You say you are looking at the facts but no one has actually told you why they aren't interested in a date with you, right? I'm thinking it's your interpretation. I would love to explore this further read more
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