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In control and out-of-touch

Dear Michelle,

I really need your help. I am a single mother of two teenage boys ages 12 and 14 years old. I love being around my two sons. They are the love of my life. However, I am having trouble attracting guys. And the guys that I do meet are not interested in any kind of commitment. Can you tell by my handwriting why that is so?

Need your help in this category. I am awaiting your earliest response.

Best regards,

Fair Maiden in Tamuning, Guam

Fairmaiden column

Dear Fair Maiden,

I know a maiden fair to see,

Take care!

She can both false and friendly be,

Beware! Beware!

            Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Subconsciously, could you be sending out unfriendly signals to men? Let’s look at your handwriting.

The slant of your handwriting tells the extent to which you communicate and express your inner emotions to other people. Do you see that your handwriting is straight up and down? To write with this extreme vertical slant takes a lot of control. You must not let your hand waver too much to the left or to the right. Vertical writers, like you, feel the need to control many things including their emotions. They detach from their real emotions and put their head above their heart. Of course, this does not mean that vertical writers don’t have strong emotions; it simply means that they crave complete emotional self-control. Sometimes, this self-control comes off as indifference.

If you want to get involved with a man who’s not afraid of commitment, you need to let down your guard. That means letting yourself be a little more vulnerable and spontaneous. It also means that you need to give up a wee bit of your always calm, cool, and collected attitude.

Believe it or not, there are men out there who are not afraid of commitment (at least two or three!). You just have to find them. How do you do that? Use your imagination!

It’s been said that: “The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.”

Michelle Dresbold is a nationally known handwriting expert and personality profiler. Are you a doodler? Have a personal question or problem? Mail your doodles and handwritten letters to: The Handwriting Doctor, P.O. Box 1161, Monroeville, PA 15146.

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