LDS Singles - LDS Dating

Teachers Pet


Direct Answers - Column for the week of October 20, 2003

I am 32 and a mom with two children. I've pretty much been single for two years. My problem is I found myself falling for my son's teacher. I never saw a ring on his finger, so last school year I made every attempt to visit my son's school as often as I could.

Eventually I took the chicken's way out and e-mailed this man and told him how I felt. He replied that he was flattered, we can remain friends, and he is my child's teacher. I e-mailed back saying I didn't know what I was doing and was not sure how uncomfortable things would be. He said it would be fine, no feelings hurt.

Once again he is teaching my child, and I still feel the same way. He is such a great man, so dedicated to the kids in his class. He is the man I want to get to know better. I have only seen him once this school year, but we often talk on the phone, though always about my son.

We get along so well and laugh like it is natural. Whether he is just being nice, I don't know. After this year he will no longer be my child's teacher. Is there any way for me to find out if he'd like to continue talking? I'm hoping for more. I've been hurt in the past, but with him it just feels so different, so right.

Anya

Anya, if you expect to have the right to say no and you want that listened to and respected, then you have to know he has the same right. He said no. When you get a no, you move on.

If your lottery ticket is one number off, it doesn't matter. As much as you would like it to be a winner, the numbers don't match and you don't have the winning ticket. There is no sense dwelling on it. Badgering him will make it less likely he will want to talk with you at all.

There is one great positive in this. You have come in contact with a good man with the characteristics you've been looking for. He has given you a model for what you want. You want a man who makes you feel like this one.

This teacher is teaching you a lesson. He has been patient with you. Show him that you have learned. As Thomas Carruthers said, "A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."

Wayne & Tamara

Building Amenities

To begin with, I'm 60 years of age. My male friend is younger, but we knew each other from our school days. It's one of those things. We always liked each other's style and wanted to get next to each other. Sex is wonderful, but he has another woman he has relations with, and we all live in the same building.

I tried to stop our little fling, but he was sad and I was sad so we're back together. However, I can't deal with the other woman. I don't want to be by myself. I want a man, and of course he is the one I want. Am I being foolish or what?

Jorie

Jorie, you want him to stop seeing the other woman, but she may want you to do the same. You are playing a waiting game trying to outlast each other.

You can't accept that you have an unfaithful male, but you can't battle every woman willing to have sex with him. The one person you can affect is him. You can do that by withdrawing your affections.

If he really likes your style and wants to be next to you, he can make that choice. If he doesn't, you will stop wasting time on the wrong man for you. You have the power to cut his sex life in half.

Wayne & Tamara

About The Author

Authors and columnists Wayne and Tamara Mitchell can be reached at www.WayneAndTamara.com.

Send letters to: Direct Answers, PO Box 964, Springfield, MO 65801 or email: DirectAnswers@WayneAndTamara.com.



Sponsors of LDS Singles

   

 






MORE RESOURCES:

TSJ Sports

Carson Wentz and the inspirational boy behind the Dutch Destroyer bracelet
6abc.com
When you watch the Eagles take on the Redskins Monday night, look to the wrist of Carson Wentz. On Sunday, ESPN aired the emotional story of Lukas Kusters, an 8-year-old youth football standout and die hard Eagles fan from Wilmington, Delaware.
Carson Wentz "Dutch Destroyer" Sports center - YouTubeYouTube

all 30 news articles »


Trump Is Inspirational ... for Poetry
New York Times
My readers have the best words, as Donald Trump might say. Evidence for that comes from the caliber of the 2,750 poems submitted to my Trump poetry contest. With the help of the Poetry Society of America, I've picked my winners, and here they are ...



KIRO Seattle

Steve Harvey shares inspirational message about faith and God
KIRO Seattle
The TV personality shared a moving post with fans on Facebook on Sunday and spoke candidly about his relationship with God and his faith. >> Read more trending news. “If you honor God, God gives you grace and faith. Since you can't buy it, since you ...

and more »


Community members 'paint' it forward with inspirational messages ...
WRGT TV Fox 45
HUBER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – Community members gathered for a fun-filled day of art and inspiration.Happiness Rocks Ohio and Huber Heights ...

and more »


Cate Blanchett has an inspirational message from Thor Ragnarok
Daily Mail
Cate Blanchett has an inspirational message from Thor Ragnarok. Cate Blanchett has a hilarious inspirational message to share from Thor Ragnarok, in which she plays Hela, the Goddess of Death, alongside Chris Hemsworth & Mark Ruffalo. First lady ...



Belfast Telegraph

Inspirational Derry mum Jennifer Taylor wins Mrs Ireland title
Belfast Telegraph
A full time working mum from Londonderry has won the Mrs Ireland 2018 pageant held in Dublin. Jennifer Taylor, from the New Buildings area of the city, beat six other contenders to win the title. Whilst at her work one day the 32-year-old, who is the ...



Fairmont Sentinel

Messages of hope: Rocks carry inspirational thoughts
Fairmont Sentinel
Wendy Ziemer had seen posts on social media about people painting rocks with inspirational messages and hiding them. People who found the rocks would then post pictures of their discovery, keep the stones if they held a special message for them or ...



Disabled people leading inspirational lives
Republica
MYAGDI, Oct 23: Gori Darji was leading a normal life until nine years ago. One fateful day, the local of Beni municipality- 9 fell off a tree and became crippled. That incident changed her life forever. “It was a severe accident. I lost one leg ...

and more »


TheChristianBeat.org

Singers United 2 Rescue Releases Inspirational Track For Hurricane Victims “Gonna Survive”
TheChristianBeat.org
Singers United 2 Rescue includes inspirational vocalist Jocelyn “iNDIGO” Saunders, popular singer and writer for R&B acts including Timbaland, Sara Mia AKA PinkCandyApples, singer-songwriter Danielle “Always Danni” Baylor, songstress Jada Postell, ...



Chicago Tribune

Blackhawks broadcaster Eddie Olczyk makes inspirational return to booth
Chicago Tribune
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Eddie Olczyk's return to the broadcast booth tonight. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune). Chris HineContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Blackhawks analyst Eddie Olczyk hasn't concealed how tough it has been for him to ...

and more »

Google News

home | site map
www.lds-singles.net © 2007