Arlene & Dave – Love At Any Age!
“On Facebook I have read so many of your testimonials and I always smile and think, “Yes. I agree with their words and I am not surprised that they are so happy after reading your book, receiving your coaching, or attending a course.
I guess I am a little different in my experience because I am 73 years old. I had been married for 48 years before my husband passed. There were challenges because later in the marriage, he was bipolar and alcoholic. I raised 3 children and have 4 grandchildren before I read your book, Loveable. I was lucky that my two daughters encouraged me to join Our Time, an online dating site. They wanted me to have a dinner companion or enjoy a movie with a friend once in a while. Doing the exercises in your book gave me the confidence to move forward. Your book helped me to realize I was still lovable, helped me identify my needs and wants with an empowerment that made me feel confident as a woman again.
I did not need a man in my life at my age. However, I found a man (age 83) who appreciated me, who adored the woman I had become. We were opposites in many ways and we were alike in important ways. Falling in love was easy. We embrace every day and say things like ” Did I tell you I love you today?” At our ages we do not waste the time we have together. We even go to our doctor’s appointments together. We both consider ourselves so lucky. The point is, I would not feel lucky if I had never taken that first step. I thank my daughters all the time.
Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement, Suzanne. I am a very different client not because of my age but because I am your Mother. Hugs Mom .”
David & Raisa – Mindset Is Half The Battle!
“I’d gone through a long stretch where I met lots of interesting women, and went out on a lot of first dates, but nothing developed past that. There always seemed to be some issue that got in the way, and it started to get old pretty quickly. I wasn’t having much trouble meeting people and getting dates, but it just didn’t seem like anyone was looking for the same thing I was. I was sure that I was looking for a long-term relationship, and I was frustrated that many of the women I went out with were not really in a place to be able to do that, for one reason or another. I was given the typical, “just out of a relationship, and not ready to get involved again,” or “the chemistry just wasn’t there,” or “we’re not a great match,” and most of the other usuals reasons when I was told no. It was rare that I would get past a first date, regardless of how well the date itself went, so it really became difficult to keep putting myself out there in the face of this.
Suzanne immediately made an impact by helping me change my mindset. While I tried very hard to not get caught up in the “here we go again” syndrome, it was a natural response to my lack of results. She helped me design a dating mantra, where I adjusted my attitude and demanded better! We went from “I hope this one gives me a fair chance” to “I’m going to wow her, and she can’t wait to see me again!” This change helped me stay positive and open to new possibilities. Not long after this, a woman contacted me on match.com. We had so much in common just from our profiles. After a couple of weeks we talked on the phone one night, which made her nervous and in reality, it was our first date. The next night we met for our date, and everything just clicked right away for both of us. There was no doubt that we were both on the same page about many things, and the attraction was definitely there! We have been together now for over ten months now, and our relationship is fantastic. It feels so much different that even my previous relationships have, it feels wonderful. I have Suzanne to thank! And now we’re getting married in May 2014!!!” – David
Shannon & Scot – Busy Mom Finds Love!
“I really longed for a relationship and at the same time I just couldn’t see it realistically happening…I’m a single mom with a full time job and a lot of other commitments…how was I supposed to fit a relationship into that equation? I also felt that being in a relationship would absolutely jeopardize my daughter’s happiness and well being. After all, in the past I would get completely engrossed in a new relationship and let all kinds of important commitments fall to the side – I just couldn’t afford to let that happen with my daughter. It felt safer to just wait for romance/relationship to occur once my daughter was grown and out on her own. While this plan seemed solid and the only option available to me for nearly eleven years, I harbored a lot of resentment towards others couples as I suppressed sharing love and intimacy.
Now with a clear and clean slate to work with I created just connecting with someone…if it lead to a relationship then great…if not, great. The important part was that I saw who I was going to be for myself, for a possible love interest, and most importantly for my. I gave myself a new outlook on love that I could step into. I’m now in a relationship that has continued to grow and blossom for over 2 years, and we are now living together. I continue to use the techniques I practiced in Suzanne’s workshop nearly three years ago to grow my relationship and steer it in directions that inspire me, my boyfriend and my daughter. I am truly grateful and free to express myself fully in this area of my life.” – Shannon
Anonymous Date & Soulmate – Never Give Up!
“Dear Reader, this is the story of how I got into a healthy relationship with a wonderful and caring woman. I do not want my name to be public so please just call me the “anonymous dater”.
Last November I had come to a point where I had enough of a life without a woman to share it. Up until then my relationships had been unfulfilling, unsatisfying and filled with arguments. I had been married and divorced. Over time I had made up my mind what kind of relationship I was looking for and decided to create opportunities for dating.
So I reached out for help and advice. I got to know Suzanne and asked her about her take on online dating. I had tried several of these platforms before without significant results. She encouraged me to give it another try and to work on the mindset with which I was going out. We had several coaching sessions in which we specified my wishes for a relationship. That helped me being clear about myself and the person I want to be with.
As the months went by there were days of frustration. Although I met some kind and interesting women, none of these dates really sparked any feelings. Nonetheless Suzanne kept inspiring me to not let go.
Then I received an eMail that got my attention straight away. This lady posed some kind and intelligent questions and didn’t hesitate a second to introduce herself in the same way. So from the start we had an open conversation that hasn’t stopped since. We’ve both found our soulmate.
What Suzanne has taught me is to never let go, always believe in yourself and create our chances. You never know what’s around the corner.” -Anonymous dater
Brenda & Mr. Wonderful – Fear To Love!
Brenda has asked the her real name be kept confidential and I will honor that. You must hear her story about how she broke through to the other side. Hooray!
“I had a big fear of rejection, which was paralyzing in many ways. I felt deeply resigned and inadequate about myself and almost abnormal for not having a boyfriend. In fact, my longest relationship was only three months, and I’m in my mid forties.
By working with Suzanne, we created a clear picture of what is important to me in life and in a man in order to form a lasting relationship. I realised for the first time that I am actually good at relationships so why would my most significant relationship be any different?
By going through the exercises and doing the homework, I let go of regrets and self-criticism, and my self-confidence improved immeasurably. I am even having fun talking to strangers and being the real me in all company.
My thoughts and feelings have shifted to excitement, hope, anticipation and even a touch of impatience! My fears of rejection have lessened greatly. I looked for someone that I can be happy with instead of hoping that all the men I meet will like me. The dating process became a matter of the quality of connections, not the quantity.
Suzanne was extremely easy to open up to and trust, and she really made the process very enjoyable, natural and worthwhile.
I have met a lovely new man, and we have been seeing each other for over three months now. He is all of the many things that I wanted and more. We are having a wonderful time getting to know each other. We even went away together on vacation!
Thank you for helping me reframe my attitudes to men, relationships and love. You helped me be ready and able to recognise him when he came along, because I am quite sure that I would have let him pass me by if I had not worked with you. You made me focus on what was holding me back and what was really important to me in a partner.
For the first time in my life I am in a relationship with someone who loves me for who I am because I can allow him to see who I am, rather than hiding anything that might be difficult or troublesome about me. I have someone to support me in the challenges I am facing in other parts of my life and someone who can laugh with me about the silly stuff. It worked!” – Brenda