Dr. Seth Meyers

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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.

How to Overcome 3 Dating Deal Breakers: Bad Breath, Bad Kissing, and Bad Style

If you take away one little nugget from this article, let it be this: Never, ever let a good egg go because of bad breath, style or kissing. These problems are fixable – and ultimately bearable, so making any of these annoyances an actual deal breaker would be an impulsive mistake. True, dealing with these issues […]

6 Things a Good Man Does to Keep You

In Melissa McCarthy’s film “Tammy,” actress Kathy Bates has a small part in which she talks some sense into a down-on-her-luck McCarthy. In her monologue, Bates explains succinctly that, as people, “We aren’t all that mysterious.” Her character is right! This truism relates to dating in that finding a good man isn’t that mysterious either. […]

Patti Stanger, TV’s “Millionaire Matchmaker,” has reached astronomical heights as the world’s most successful matchmaker. As I follow her on Twitter, I read her tweets and figured it would be valuable to analyze her dating advice from the perspective of a clinical psychologist and relationship expert. Is Stanger’s advice good, or does it need a […]

Could Mom or Dad be Haunting Your Adult Romantic Relationships?

Long after you’ve grown up and left mom and dad’s house, your parents mentally stay with you wherever you go. They take the form of the little voices we hear inside our heads, the running inner dialogue that helps determine how we think and feel about ourselves. If both of your parents were present in […]

The Cause of Infidelity: Character Flaw or Something Else?

We can never determine the exact frequency of romantic cheating because people who get cheated on are often too embarrassed or humiliated to report it. Surveys about relationships are conducted every day, but getting someone to share details about their romantic life is often challenging. Think about it: Would you always tell the truth in […]

The Crucial Difference Between Men and Women in Relationships

You know what would be good for relationships? If every one that ended included an exit interview. Just imagine how productive it could be for everyone to clarify their thoughts and feelings about where things went wrong, and what to do differently in the next relationship. When men and women end their relationships, most of their […]

The 3 Most Annoying Games People Play in Dating

I call the beginning phase of dating “Dating Limbo” because no one knows yet what will become of the relationship. Will the two of you date for a couple of months, and then become exclusive? Will you hang out a few more times until one of you cools off and ends it? A major factor […]

How to Command Respect from the Get-Go

As a rule, you can teach someone to treat you the way you want, and this is especially true with a romantic partner. We’ll explore some of the specific ways you can do this, but the most important point to understand is that the best time to start a healthy relationship dynamic is in the […]

Are You Dating a Narcissist?

Dating a narcissist is, sadly, a fairly common occurrence for men and women, and knowing how to identify one is necessary for your sanity and self-esteem. Before we get to the signs to watch out for, understand that no one is a fool for dating a narcissist. In fact, these individuals often have a lot […]

How to Convey Confidence – Even When You Don’t Feel It

Therapists often talk about the importance of being “authentic,” or true to yourself and how you really feel. As a psychologist who specializes in relationships, I completely agree – except when we’re talking about confidence. If you’re not a confident person by circumstance or nature, there are simple behaviors you can practice to become more […]

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