- She says, “I met this handsome man and I told him my story about my illness. I educated him on what it was and what it meant. I told him my accomplishments and how I had to rebuild my life, etc. When we left, I thought he was going to ask for my phone number. He didn't.
“My sister said, 'You expected him to ask for your number after you told him you had a mental illness?' And then she sarcastically added, 'You should at least wait until your second or third date.'
“Well, I went into my email today and there was an email from him inviting me to go with him to an event and he included his cell phone number. I called him and we now have a date for coffee.
“Yay for the educational approach. It has worked every time for me in my career and in my social life.”