Dr. Seth Meyers

Posts by Dr. Seth Meyers

Dr. Seth Meyers is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, Psychology Today blogger, and TV guest expert. He practices in Los Angeles and treats a wide range of issues and disorders and specializes in relationships, parenting, and addiction. He has had extensive training in conducting couples therapy and is the author of Dr. Seth's Love Prescription: Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find the Love You Deserve.

red flags
July 2, 2015

Signs That Your Date Has Emotional Problems Vs. Everyday Issues

Show me someone who doesn’t have any personal issues and I’ll show you a briefcase full of thousand dollar bills. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, it’s simply not going to happen. The goal in dating isn’t to find someone who doesn’t have any issues but rather to find someone who doesn’t have serious emotional problems. […]

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July 1, 2015

Should Smoking Be a Deal Breaker?

For many men and women, smoking is a deal breaker in any potential date. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 18 percent of adults smoke cigarettes. If you rule out people who don’t smoke, the reality is that you are ruling out thousands – no, millions – of people! Yet the […]

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breakup tips
June 8, 2015

After a Breakup: 6 Tips to Get Your Happy Back

Getting over a breakup is never going to be easy, but you can make it a lot less painful if you are strategic about how you cope in the first few weeks after it happens. Because I counsel men and women on relationship issues, I have watched hundreds of clients over the years go through […]

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once a cheater always a cheater
June 3, 2015

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

You’ve probably heard someone say it before: “If he cheated once, he’ll do it again.” Everyone loves a good generalization, don’t they? If someone cheats once, will that person usually cheat again? In a nutshell, people who cheat will usually cheat again unless they suffer a major consequence for their behavior. Cheaters who experienced a […]

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dating and things to not discuss on the phone
June 1, 2015

Dating and the Phone: 5 Topics to Never Discuss by Telephone

In the beginning stage of dating, men and women often feel compelled to get to know each other as fast as humanly possible. In such cases, much of that getting to know each other happens over the phone. A new couple may spend hours on the phone at night, hitting every topic from favorite vacation […]

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divorced and dating
May 13, 2015

Divorced and Dating Again: What I Know For Sure

Coming back to the dating world after a marriage fails can be one of two things: depressing or exciting. I hope that you feel it’s more exciting after you’re finished reading this article. There’s no doubt that no one gets married to get divorced, but divorces happen every day. Regardless of why your marriage ended, […]

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when to stop dating other people
May 11, 2015

Do You Like Your Date Enough to Stop Seeing Other People?

Before we get into my specific advice on the subject, I want to make sure it’s understood that dating a few people at the same time is actually a very good practice. Why? Because people are more likely to settle down with someone who’s not a great fit when they only date one person at […]

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low self esteem affect relationship
May 4, 2015

4 Ways Low Self-Esteem Can End a Relationship

If you have low or lowish self-esteem, you probably don’t believe that you’re a very appealing package for someone to date. When you feel insecure or stressed, low self-esteem often causes you to engage in any of the following behaviors – each of which will quickly sink any relationship. Get out your magnifying glass and […]

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unreliabledate
April 8, 2015

How to Spot the Unreliable Date from Day One

Because consistency and reliability are the cornerstone of a relationship, it’s important to figure out who someone is – reliable or unreliable –before you start to develop serious feelings for a person. Once you’re hooked, after all, it can be awfully hard to tear yourself away from someone. I will review the basic warning signs […]

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emotional baggage
April 3, 2015

3 Types of Emotional Baggage that Threaten Relationships

Let’s face it: We’ve all had the oh-so-delightful experience of dating someone who had too much emotional baggage. Unfortunately, it’s often not until you’re knee-deep in a relationship that you realize just how much baggage he or she has. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could train yourself to spot emotional baggage sooner so that […]

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