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.

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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how to meet a stranger
April 2, 2015

When Your Date is Rude to You: How to Respond

It’s one thing if your best friend says something that bothers you, but it’s quite another when you’re on a first or second date with someone you don’t know. When you’re out with someone new, it can be shocking if he or she makes an insulting remark. How do you respond? I’ll share a few […]

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comfortablewithyourbody
March 30, 2015

How to Get More Comfortable with Your Body

Simply put, it’s a good thing to be comfortable with your body. It makes physical intimacy in your relationship much less anxiety-provoking and so much more enjoyable. After all, when you’re getting physical with your significant other, you want to focus on feeling good, not feeling trapped in your head with negative thoughts. But if you […]

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longest ride
March 20, 2015

What You Should Sacrifice for Love — and Where You Should Never Compromise

Brought to you by ‘The Longest Ride’, in theaters April 10. When we’re younger and more naive, we want so much to believe that love conquers all odds and obstacles. We tend to believe this until we get our hearts seriously broken for the first time. But when it comes to making a long-term relationship […]

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theexisprettier
March 18, 2015

When His Ex is Prettier Than You

Let me say from the start that I feel your pain. Dating someone seriously and simultaneously knowing that his ex was prettier than you can make you feel, well, pretty low. Even if you happen to be the most well-rounded, well-adjusted catch in the world, the reality is that you’re still human and that we still […]

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dating insecurities for men and women
March 6, 2015

3 Common Dating Insecurities: Men Vs. Women

There’s no doubt that both men and women share some of the same insecurities, but dating brings out some important differences. From the hundreds of clients I’ve counseled over the years, I’ve uncovered themes in the insecurities among the genders. Though times have certainly changed to the point where men and women are more equal than […]

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controlling people in relationships
February 24, 2015

How to Spot Control Issues in Your Date

While some character traits are tough to identify in others, control issues shine like Las Vegas neon lights when you see them in action. Unless you’re interested in co-signing for months or even years of drama down the road, you should avoid these signs in your dates immediately. Take a look at the behaviors below and […]

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when a date is rude to the waiter
February 18, 2015

When Your Date is Rude to Waiters: It Means Everything or Nothing?

As deplorable as this behavior is, you’d probably be surprised by how frequently this type of rudeness occurs on dinner dates. Think for a moment about exes from your past. Specifically, ask yourself whether anyone who was ever rude to waiters turned out later to be one of the kindest and most compassionate people you know. I […]

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codependent relationship and how to stop
February 11, 2015

Codependent Dating: Signs and How to Stop It

As a relationship therapist, I see codependence all the time. Put another way, I see codependence as frequently as, say, Jennifer Lopez sees bronzer when she looks in her makeup bag. (And that’s a lot.) Codependence – which I’ll define in a moment – is one of the biggest problems people have in relationships, and […]

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