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 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 […]

Are You an Introverted or Extroverted Dater?

In a word, what does your personality have to do with dating? Everything! In particular, whether you are an introvert or extrovert makes an enormous difference in your dating experience. Quick refresher: It’s a myth that introverted is the same thing as being shy, and that extroverted is the same thing as being outgoing. The […]

Four Must-Ask First Date Questions

What questions should you ask someone on a first date? The four questions below provide a nice springboard, designed to motivate further conversation without making your date feel interviewed or cross-examined. Ask these questions and you can potentially get gobs of good information to mentally feast on later! 1. What kind of relationship are you looking […]

Tall Women: Are Men Attracted or Intimidated?

Recently, a colleague of mine, a successful psychologist in her mid-30s, confided in me about an ongoing problem she faces in her dating life: She feels that she’s simply too tall for most men, standing at almost six feet. The issue she struggles with is the same issue many other tall women deal with as […]

Dating Dilemma: When to Text Vs. When to Call

Calling all human beings who date: Texting as the go-to means of communication needs to stop! There is definitely a time and place for texting, but I’m sorry – that time is not every moment of every day. It’s a legitimate question to ask: When should I call and when should I text? As a […]

Why Men and Women Get Self-Destructive in Relationships

Though the term “self-destructive” sounds pretty serious, most men and women occasionally engage in behavior that qualifies as self-destructive. A few common examples include overeating, charging a bit too much on the credit card, and losing your temper. Yet a subset of men and women engage in behavior that is more seriously self-destructive. I’ll focus […]

Four Reasons to Celebrate Being Single

‘Tis the season that Cupid is busy at work, preparing to shoot his special bow and arrow as Valentine’s Day approaches. Yet while half of the world is out on Valentine’s Day celebrating the fact that they have a relationship, the other half of the world should be celebrating the fact that they’re single! There […]

Five Signs Your New Guy is a Keeper

Though dating isn’t necessarily easy for everyone, dating should get easier over time. If you’ve learned your lessons along the road to finding a compatible partner, you’ve probably found that the people you date over time have been getting better: They’re more appropriate and they treat you better than ones in the past. Looking at […]

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