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Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

Because I’m Happy…

I love when positive anthems like Pharrell Williams’ Happy come along. They remind me about what is so much more important than my stress, anxieties or worries of the moment. Choosing to be happy, focus on what and who is good in your life and your blessings creates a much more content and fulfilled existence. Here are […]

Finding the Courage to Make a Change

Today’s post is from one of my favorite people, Barbara Waxman. Below, she recounts a story and interaction she had with a client who knew in her heart she needed to make a big change — but was having a hard time admitting this to herself. That is often the scariest part of change…admitting that something […]

The Real Reason You May Not Have Met ‘The One’ Yet

I love today’s guest blog by author/relationship expert Debi Berndt, who isn’t afraid to get deep when it comes to the reasons you may be single, even if you are longing for a relationship. Sometimes it really is about looking inward… Do you keep attracting the non-committal man or woman? You can see a pattern, […]

Whose Spark Have You Rekindled?

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” -Albert Schweitzer If ever I have had my own light go out, it was during my divorce. It was completely […]

‘Love ya! Mean it!’

Phew! It’s over! We enjoyed, survived or merely observed another Valentine’s Day. This isn’t going to be another post about the significance (or the dread!) of the day. We all know that for some people, this day brings chocolate, roses, and sappy cards. For others, this day brings a sense of loss as we watch […]

Shouldn’t This Be Easier?

“If this was ‘right,’ shouldn’t it be easier?” I was asked that question the other day by a woman who has been dating a guy for several months now. During that time, they have had numerous “issues” and serious “discussions.” “Shouldn’t this be easier,” she asked? “Yes, and no,” I replied. Strong, good, productive, and successful relationships […]

Share the Love: Cards for Your Crush

We had to get into the seasonal spirit a little bit! Our business is all about making love connections that last a lifetime. I thought it would be fun to create some downloadable cards people could post, print or share with their friends, whoever they started dating — or are seriously in love with. I […]

7 Reasons You Might Be Afraid of Love

Love is beautiful and so important in life, yet very scary and daunting when you think of losing it. Dr. Lisa Firestone has done a fantastic job explaining the various reasons we fear the emotion, and how we subconsciously prevent ourselves from attaining real love with another person. Read on for her inspiring and insightful words in […]

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 […]

Does This Stereotype Fit?

ste·reo·type: transitive verb \ˈster-ē-ə-ˌtīp, ˈstir-\  - a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. I have a friend who writes a column for a small local paper in Georgia. As he frequently does, Dr. Stathas absolutely nailed it with a column he wrote last month (here […]

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