18 months of dating going nowhere
Thanks to the coaching my business boomed, and I felt confident enough to tell Anna my feelings when we met at the seminar.
She was confused at first and didn’t totally trust me.
When we met on a skiing holiday with mutual friends three years ago, I thought, ‘He’s a good-looking guy,’ and the conversation between us flowed.
I fell for him quickly, and although Dave was chatty and treated me well, he was distant, cold almost.
I’d always known that he intended to go travelling for three months, but when he told me he’d bought a round-the-world ticket lasting nine months, I guessed that he was breaking up with me. I went through the usual break-up process: crying, cutting my hair, losing weight.
When a mutual friend let slip that Matt had met someone in Australia, it really drew a line under things.
In the three months that we were apart we both took a long, hard look at ourselves.Because I had just launched my own health clinic I often worked 15-hour days, leaving little time for her. When Anna dumped me, I wasn’t really surprised because there was no passion between us. I threw myself into work, so it didn’t hit me that I’d lost Anna for some time.But when I did a life-coaching course, mainly to help my business, issues were thrown up.I was 22, insecure and unhappily living in the North Wales village where I’d grown up.I’d dropped out of university and was working in a bank, which I hated.