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Fear of physical intimacy.At 65. How do I handle new suitor?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Communication

Maybe the best way to handle your new suitor, is to share your concerns about physical intimacy.
By 65, both of you probably have enough life experience to understand and process some of the worries people have about new relationships. His responding to you with compassion (or not) may tell you whether you want to proceed. Talking with a trusted friend or even a counselor may be of help also.

In brief: Communication

Maybe the best way to handle your new suitor, is to share your concerns about physical intimacy.
By 65, both of you probably have enough life experience to understand and process some of the worries people have about new relationships. His responding to you with compassion (or not) may tell you whether you want to proceed. Talking with a trusted friend or even a counselor may be of help also.
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