One problem: it doesn’t work as well when I try to do this for myself. Whenever a client is going through heartbreak, I’d throw my dumped or hurt client right back in that dating river with a bunch of great matches to distract them and keep putting that bug in their ear: “These matches this week are way hotter and way better then the chick who dumped you anyway!” It’s how my clients keep from sinking into the blues, and it works. Yet here I am, feeling like a loser and not quite knowing what to do with all of these bad feelings. I haven’t felt like myself, and I’m finding I can’t even get out of bed. It was time to get out of Manhattan, and the best person to reach out to was Joseph. I’m grateful to Joe -- we’ve been friends for years -- because he’s always there for me. And Greenwich, CT can be the perfect remedy.
Thinking about how my “retreat to Greenwich” started off, part of me is laughing and part of me is horrified. Talk about the client from hell. Not only did I agree as a favor to stop by first to Tina Pray’s home to consider taking her as a client -- even though I was supposed to be taking a break from work for the weekend -- but I even invited her to Joseph’s party afterwards. Huge mistake. During the meeting with Tina, I thought something was a little strange about her. First she tells me she’s not seeing anyone, then the next second she’s telling me she’s been sleeping with “a friend she’s known for 30 years.”
She’s warm and friendly, then turns resistant and stubborn. She continues to tell me she’s “fired two husbands” and she’s still a savvy dater so doesn’t really need my advice when I throw her back into the dating pool. Oh, really? I think, “Hello!? I didn’t want what has been happening to me lately to happen to her. People get rusty when they don’t date for years!” I require anyone who wants to work with me to be honest and trust me to guide them. If they know it all, they don’t need my help and shouldn’t hire me. See how that goes for you. But if you do want to work with me and allow me get you to success, well, you have to let me do what I do best. There was something very off about this whole Tina meeting, but at the time I could not put my finger on it.
Step back - either walk the walk or know that people are going to say she is not what she says she is.
If you were my matchmaker and I saw you on this show doing what you are doing I would ask for a refund.
You need to take your own medicine.
I believe you were comfortable with Scoltt was because you were not interested in him romanticly.
And did you feel him trying to touch you......er he did touch you while he was caring you.
What a pig!
That woman was horrible. She only made herself look bad. If you don't want the matchmaker's advice, don't go to the matchmaker.
At first I thought Tina was just control freak crazy. But she was so over-the-top, that I finally decided she was acting out for the cameras, ala Jerry Springer. Sheesh. Fail! lol
Glad you got it. Next time please don't let lust overwhelm you to break your rules as you did with Lewis. Huge mistake causing you pain and a waste of precious time you could have been out on "good" dates like you described with Scott. You were not strong enough though to having Tina removed immediately and shutting her down by not talking about the subjects she wanted to talk/shout about. You should have embarrassed her by saying you were restraining yourself from calling the pice and pressing charges for assault since she grabbed you and accosted you and suggest that she leave immediately before you change your mind.
That Tina brute was a weirdo. She knocked your drink out of your hand as she grabbed at you, then blamed you. (Ooooh, Armani!)
Yay Amy! Your sweet date with Scott was really nice to watch. You let your guard down and showed your gentle, vulnerable side. More of that, please!