Ask an expert

21 Jul 2008

Feeling guilty after dumping him
Hi guys,

CS need not read or respond.

Last week I went to a first " date"  with a guy - lunch. On Saturday we met again and he is already talking about marriage and kids - and he is not joking. I am 29 he is in his early 50s. He has 5 children, the eldest is 27, and he wants more. He likes a big family and he is worried that age is not on his side.

On Saturday I am going to a course from 9am to 1pm and I was going to see him after the course. He says he can' t wait that long, he is coming with me to the course. He says he can' t cope without me. He sends me messages about going as a family to India and he gets upset that I am not feeling the same way and that I take too long to respond to his messages.

I just met him, I don' t even like him yet and I am feeling so smothered right now. I have sent him an email saying I cannot see him anymore. I was not rude or anything. But now I am feeling so so guilty to push him away. Is the email a bad way to do it - impersonal? I just cannot stand to see him anymore.

I always feel very guilty after things like this - even if I was not rude.
Answer 366 views

01 Jan 0001

He sounds rather desperate, doesn't he ? Isn't this FAR too early within any relationship for him to be talking of marriage ? Be very wary --- there has to be something wrong for him to be so desperate
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9432 votes
68% - 19950 votes