DEAR DEIDRE: YOU would think that dating a beautiful woman at work would make me a happy man.
Instead our relationship is making me feel inadequate.
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She’s the opposite to me.
She is popular, kind and funny and great to be around.
I have hardly any friends and feel like a complete loser when I compare the two of us.
I am 31 and she is 29. We’ve been dating for six weeks.
I have talked to my parents about how I feel because it is starting to get me down.
They just say I’m feeling sorry for myself and focusing on the negatives too much rather than the positives.
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DEIDRE SAYS: When you feel inadequate around anyone, especially someone who is important to you, it’s helpful to work out where those emotions are coming from.
You are good enough but you will drive her away with your insecurities.
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