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.

How to Stop Passive-Aggressive Behavior: No, You’re Not Crazy

One of my faults is that I can sometimes be impulsive, but I’ll put that impulsiveness to good use here by giving you the punch line first: Passive-aggressive people know that they’re passive-aggressive, so all you need to do is point it out to them when it happens! With so many problems, telling someone they […]

When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to Cope (and Avoid Getting Depressed, Too)

No matter how psychologically healthy – heck, perfect – you want to believe you are, there’s a little part of you that wants to be your partner’s hero in a relationship. When he falls into a slump, you want to believe that you have the magic to pull him out of it and make him […]

The Difference Between People Who Like Dating – and Those Who Hate It

Disclaimer alert: You might not like what I’m about to say if you’re someone who is, um, e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y uncomfortable with the whole dating process. The truth, however, is that disliking or even hating dating is a sign that you have some sort of mental block that is getting in the way of you having a […]

Signs You Move Too Fast in Dating – and Why

Is moving too fast in dating a problem for you? Do you get your hopes up only to have them dashed – no, obliterated – soon after? If you move too fast, you’re certainly not alone. Moving too quickly early in dating is one of the most widespread dating problems for men and women alike. […]

Dating Tips for Shy People: Techniques to Learn and Use

The most important point for shy men and women dating is to get them out of their heads and into the moment as much as possible. If you’re a shy person, you probably know too well that you have a tendency to think, think, think when you’re thrust into new social situations. I actually find […]

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 […]

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