Gloria MacDonald is the founder and President of Perfect Partners, The Personal Relationship Executive Search Firm, a highly successful, personalized matchmaking service. Gloria has interviewed hundreds and hundreds of single men and women and has introduced over 1500 couples. She is an expert in the field of dating and relationships, having appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. She’s the co-author of the highly acclaimed book Laws of the Jungle: Dating for Women Over 40. She believes, and has seen through her work, that there is a perfect partner for anyone of us who truly desires to find that relationship, believes they can have it, and are willing to accept it. Gloria is an engaging and dynamic speaker and trainer who changes lives. Testimonials from people who have attended Gloria’s seminars: “Gloria uses her exceptional knowledge of real world dating and her unique and exciting style to inspire women to not give up. Truly a wonderful presenter. I would highly recommend anything she does now and in the future.” “This is the information single women and men have been waiting for.” “A truly engaging seminar. You are obviously an expert on the topic. Your knowledge, compassion, sensitivity and forthrightness was spiced with humour to create a clean and practical approach to relationship success.” “Attending your seminar has truly been an inspiration. YOU ARE AN AMAZING TRAINER!”
What do you do when your children whom are adults don't like the person you're dating?
Relationship expert Gloria MacDonald discusses dating over 40, including what to do when your adult children don't like who you're dating.
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Speaker: What do you do when your children whom are adults don't like the person you are dating?
Gloria MacDonald: This is just the opposite when your grown children don't like the person you are dating. Again, you cannot live your life for your children. You have got to move on and frankly, it's none of their business. So you can again try to be understanding of why they might feel possessive of you. If you have been through a divorce or if your spouse passed away, understand why they might have those feelings of not wanting you to move on and do something different. It just might be a sense of nostalgia not wanting things to change. Change is difficult for all of us. So have compassion, understand where there coming from, but you don't have to bent to the every woman wish and let them know that you understand that they have concerns and they have issues. Yes, open issue can be about, why you are moving on and why you are meeting new people and why you like this person and you are dating them and the good qualities that you have seen in them, but at the end of the day you can take a stand and you can let your adult children know that this is your life and you are going to, with respect to them, do what's right for you and move on and love them and understand their concerns, but take a stand for yourself.