I’ve been married twice. In my first marriage, we adopted a daughter. I have not seen or had any contact with her since she was five (in 1996). Patti had been in this situation when she was a little girl (her father left her), so she helped me realize that this was affecting my ability to date and fall in love. Patti encouraged me to reconnect with my daughter in order to bridge the gap that I've been experiencing while dating. I was able to contact her through Facebook and I look forward to continuing our communication. I hadn't previously realized how crucial it was for me to make peace with the past. The one simple step of communicating with her opened my mind and my heart to new possibilities in my current life.