'I get intimidated by women'

As soon as any woman tries to get friendly with me, I go into a shell. I’d rather be left alone than be wooed. What is wrong with me?
— Moksh

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Moksh,
It is a clear sign that you have low self-esteem and lack confidence. Some women try to be intimidating because they know the man isn’t as confident as they are. Men get intimidated by what the woman represents. You are seeing them as something to fear which makes you recoil in your shell. Perhaps you feel you lack in social relations or material possessions that makes you think you are not up to the mark. Or you feel somewhat embarrassed or you are plain shy. If you have had an overbearing parent or a bad relationship it is only adding to your dilemma. Rid yourself of your mental blocks or seek counselling which can help you in the long way.

Diana will solve it!
Write to Diana at, or fax her on 24150009. You can also post letters to Dear Diana, Mid Day, Peninsula Centre, Dr S S Rao Road, opp Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012 

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