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'My girlfriend is a miser...'

Dear Diana,
I'm 27 and my girlfriend is 25. We've been going out for quite some time now and we've known each for more than five years. Initially, I thought she's wise when it comes to money. Turns out I was mistaken. I think she is a miser and it's difficult to be with her at times. I must admit that she is a remarkably nice person and cares for everyone around her. But at the same time, I feel she can loosen up a bit as she earns more than me.
— Amit

 

Dear Amit,
Your girlfriend seems to be conscious of how she spends her money. If this habit of hers irks you, you should tell her nicely. She might have her own reasons that you are unaware of. Or perhaps you end up paying whenever you two are out together so she assumes that you will pick the tab and does not want to spend any money. Either way, talk to her about it so that she realises that this is something that affects you.

Dear Diana,
My friends are all engaged or married. I am single. I broke up with my girlfriend two months ago. We were together for three years. Everybody thought we were inseparable. We were mistaken. It fell apart sooner than we thought. Now I feel I should have given our relationship a second chance. The problem is she has not only moved on, but also left the city. What should I do? For her it is over forever.
— Durgesh

Dear Durgesh,
Why are you crying over spilt milk now? It is too late to make amends. It was your call to go separate ways. If you were looking at a reconciliation, you should have given the relationship a second chance. Just because your pals are married or engaged, it does not mean that you have to follow suit immediately. Instead, next time work on building the relationship.

Diana will solve it!
Write to Diana at diana@mid-day.com, or fax her on 24112009. 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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