Dating Dos and Don’ts

The dating arena can be scary. Here’s a little direction to get you through those “Should I” or “Shouldn’t I” moments.

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March 18, 2015

Franny Agnes Lee Returns with a ‘Bargain Date’

Our brave gal Franny Agnes Lee will often take time off to recover from dating fatigue. As smart as she is, she doesn’t always make the best decisions when it comes to matters of the heart — like in this latest foray with a bargain dating website. More Franny: See Franny’s summer date gone awry! […]

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talking about the ex on dates
March 16, 2015

The Ex Test: How You Talk about Your Ex Says a Lot about You

You probably agree that it’s a bad idea to bash your ex on a first date. It makes sense that you’re not going to impress your prospective new sweetie with lurid tales of your former boyfriend’s affairs, your ex-wife’s rages or your custody battles during your first hour of face time. But you’re eventually going […]

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are you dateable
March 13, 2015

Are You Dateable?

“Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?”  – Andy Stanley If you are dating right now (or want to be dating someone), keep reading. If you want some big dating ideas to ponder, keep reading. If you love to laugh, keep reading, then click on the link at the […]

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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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robbie
February 27, 2015

7 Questions with Miss Robbie Montgomery

At 74, the very single and sassy Miss Robbie Montgomery is living a life beyond what she ever imagined. We had a quick chat with the owner of the famed Sweetie Pie’s soul food restaurants — and star of OWN’s “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” — about the important stuff in life. A new season of ‘Welcome to […]

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unconditional love
February 26, 2015

Should Unconditional Love Apply to Your Romantic Relationship?

The idea of completely accepting someone as they are is so nice, but in reality, not so easy. There have to be personal boundaries and one has to be able to express themselves and share when a behavior that their partner is exhibiting is bothersome, or upsetting in any way. One of my favorite dating experts, […]

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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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February 20, 2015

It’s Not About the Shampoo (Listen for the Unspoken)

How many times have you had a conversation with someone where they got really upset over something trivial? Clearly, there was a subtext there and something deeper going on. Instead of just reacting in the moment, is it possible to figure out what’s actually occuring and steer things in a more positive direction? Author Peter Bregman […]

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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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