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Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? 5 Surprising Truths About Trusting a Partner With a Past

Who can you trust? That’s the gamble, and when it comes to choosing a partner, fidelity is a core aspect most of us require.Yet the adage, “once a cheater, always a cheater,” isn’t always true. Here are five guidelines you can use right now to make...

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15 Ways to Get an Old Love Out of Your Head

When a relationship comes to an end, the process of healing and moving on hopefully begins. The person you’re trying to let go of may be a recent part of your love life or an old flame. Now comes the task of wiping the slate clean, so you’ll be ready...

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6 Tips for Successful Dating in the Digital Age

Technology has exploded our dating options and put dating effectively on amphetamines. The sheer quantity of choices gives us the feeling that we can and will meet someone through technology. How could we not?And yet, precisely because there is so much...

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Emotional Abuse: What to Look For

When you consider what domestic violence is, you likely have those scary images in your head of an outraged partner physically attacking his wife or worse, their children, resulting in a frantic 911 emergency call. While - of course - violence is not only...

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Are You Emotionally Needy? 8 Signs That Point to Yes

We are all emotionally needy to some degree in relationships — meaning simply that, during a difficult time, we need more emotional support than usual. We all long to be understood, supported, loved, and accepted.It’s OK to reach out and ask for help...


Sometimes You Have to Say No to Say Yes!

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, or is it?” Have you ever had to say no to something in order to open the door to saying yes to something else? What happened? I had a great conversation with a colleague over lunch last week. She’s...


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...


‘I Don’t Understand Why She Left’

Dear Sara: Two and a half years ago, I met a woman online (I was 43 and she was 33 and an alcoholic, sober for 3 years), and we hit it off right away. She was witty and smart. We communicated really well, and we had great physical chemistry. After a few weeks,...


3 Warning Signs Your Date Will Cheat On You

If you remember one rule about cheating, let it be this: There are always signs in the beginning. What are those signs? How can you tell if someone you're dating will one day cheat on you? Watch out for these particular things, and save yourself unnecessary...


‘What’s Your Story?’ Here’s What They Really Want to Know!

“So what’s your story?” your date innocently asks. The question seems so simple, so delightfully inquisitive even. I’ve been asked it on dates, at networking events and family reunions. Yet I happen to find the question infuriating! I feel as if I’m...