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Andrea Rodgers is the Founder of Miss A (AskMissA.com), which covers the intersection of charity and lifestyle for 1.5 million unique readers annually. Based in Washington, DC, Miss A has a presence in 21 U.S. cities with 30 editors and hundreds of writer. Andrea was inspired after 9/11, and became heavily involved in Washington’s charity circuit in an effort to give back to the community. At the core of the Miss A brand is Andrea’s personal belief in the positive power of volunteering and charity — not only to benefit those less fortunate, but to improve the individual, business or brand that gives their time, money and energy to a cause. AskMissA.com serves as a technological platform which connects editors, writers and readers around this core belief and shines a spotlight on the best nonprofits, charity events, cause marketing campaigns and philanthropic & stylish people, businesses and brands to inspire others to get involved.

Andrea Rodgers is a member of the Vogue 100, a hand-selected group by Vogue magazine of 100 influential decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion & culture. She has been featured in Vogue, W and Allure, CNN, Fox News, NOS Dutch Public Broadcasting, TV Tokyo, France 24, Alhurra, USA Today, Washington Post & Politico.

Driving Me Crazy

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Dear Miss A,
I meet a wonderful man a month a go, and we get along very well. I just know he is the man for me. The problem is we live a distance away from each other and I guess its becoming a problem, he would call me every day but now I don’t hear from him as much, he gave me the impression that he liked me a lot. I feel so relaxed when I’m around him he constantly compliments me which is such a plus, because I didn’t get that at all from my last relationship I was involved with someone who was verbally abusive. At this point a think I should just give up on him, even though I don’t want to. He only lives an hour away. I didn’t think that was such a big deal, we both work different hours have different days off but I was willing to make an effort. He has a car I don’t. My female friends thinks I should meet him half way, and my male friends thinks that he has the transportation that he should come see me. The last time I spoke to him he had stressed how much he wants to see me. Even though I don’t know him that well there is a lot that we have in common.

Confused

Dear Confused,

Actions speak louder than words. This guy probably does like you, and he likes you enough to have you come see him, but apparently he doesn’t like you enough to put forth the effort to come to you.  I think it’s actually cruel that he’s using transportation as an excuse, because that just makes you think that if you had a car things would be different. Don’t feel bad about not having transporation, because Honey he doesn’t sound like he’s worth the gas money! Relationships take two people putting forth effort. If you want a one-sided relationship where you are always the one doing all the work, while he just enjoys the fun aspects of the relationship, then go for it. I think deep down you know you deserve better, and if it wasn’t bothering you, you wouldn’t have written me. There is a man out there who will be willing to put forth great efforts for you. Take a listen to this song, and realize you can and will do better. And remember to watch what a man does, and not to get swept away with compliments, flattery and talk. Talk is cheap.

– Miss A

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