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.

dating tips over 40
February 10, 2016

Over 40: Dating Tips

Let’s get real for a moment: Once you’ve been huffing and puffing for 40-plus years, you’ve earned some serious stripes. By now, you’ve probably survived everything from bad relationships to bad jobs, and crazy friends to complex family relationships. In other words, you’ve earned wisdom that you didn’t have when you were younger. For this […]

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looking for love
February 8, 2016

How to Lead Someone On (and Why You Shouldn’t)

When was the last time you led someone on? Odds are that you, like most people, have led someone on without even knowing it. The motivation for this behavior – leading someone on – stems from the desire to be liked and to feel attractive. Accordingly, when you have been guilty of leading someone on, […]

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February 3, 2016

4 Rules: The First 14 Days of Dating

I know, I know! You’ve met someone who you’re va-va-voom attracted to, so what happens next? If you’re like most of us, you’ve been out with several people but it didn’t quite work out. When you meet someone with whom you’re potentially a good fit, be very careful in the first two weeks of dating. Rushing […]

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February 1, 2016

5 Terrible First Date Questions (You Should Wait to Ask Until Later!)

When you first meet someone you’re interested in, it is perfectly normal to want to know everything about this new person. There are usually some pretty loaded questions you’d like to ask, so the key is to know when and how to ask them. Take a look at the list below and you’ll quickly see why […]

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single shame
January 6, 2016

5 Ways People ‘Single-Shame’ Singles!

There is no way around the following truth: The world expects all adults to be in a relationship. Actually, I must clarify that: The world expects all “normal” people to couple up, while simultaneously sending the message that something is wrong with you if you are single. Self-disclosure alert: This type of thinking disgusts me, and I know […]

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once a cheater always a cheater
January 4, 2016

5 Reasons People Lie (and What to Do About It)

You’ve probably heard the term “little white lie” a thousand times, a term used to describe the kind of harmless fib that men and women tell every day. It’s true that not all lies are devious or harmful, but the point is that you have to be clear about the purpose of the lie, regardless of […]

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November 18, 2015

Why Relationships are Harder for Obsessive Men and Women

The percentage of men and women who have the full-blown disorder called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is actually quite small (less than 5 percent of the adult population), but a much higher percentage of men and women have some of the features. These individuals tend to obsess on a regular basis, and they also feel compelled to […]

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November 9, 2015

The Breakup Test: 5 Questions

Imagine if we knew the precise number of men and women who were considering a breakup at this very moment. It would be astronomical, right? Every day, millions of men and women take inventory of their relationships and ask themselves whether it makes sense to end it or keep it going. If you are in […]

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when you like your boyfriend friend what to do
November 2, 2015

Oh, No! I Feel More Attracted to My Date’s Friend!

Meeting someone you’re attracted to is always exciting, but it can get complicated when the person you’re attracted to is your date’s friend. There are a few factors you should keep in mind if you find yourself in this situation, and following these tips will help you make sure that you’re being cautious in making […]

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should you date someone who is sober
October 14, 2015

Should I Date Someone Who’s Sober if I’m a Social Drinker?

Conventional wisdom suggests that approximately ten percent of adults are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, which means that there’s a decent chance you’ll come across some of these men and women in the dating world. If you enjoy the occasional alcoholic drink but aren’t an alcoholic yourself, can you date someone who is […]

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