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On Hold! Now What?

Our pastor recently delivered a sermon series talking about what we do when life puts us “on hold.” He used an old-fashioned phone as a prop. Well, it was actually a push-button, corded phone, so really not that old-fashioned (after all, it could...

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How to Approach Dating Like a Financial Planner: A Winning Formula

One of the best ways to find a successful relationship is to approach dating like a financial planner. I’ll explain the idea in a moment, but the rule of thumb is simple: Don’t be more careful with your money than you are with your feelings. Far...

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‘I’m Afraid To Get Hurt Again’

Dear Sara: I am scared of dating or trusting a guy again because the last relationship I had almost destroyed me. He broke my heart into pieces. I had never fallen in love like this before. I gave him everything. I almost forgot to leave anything for myself....

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Men Who Withhold Feelings or Affection: Should Women Boycott Dating Them?

I was at a lunch recently with some friends, where one guy ended up sharing about his dating life. First, he told us he'd never told his girlfriend of five years that he loved her. Then, he said point-blank, "I don't really show my feelings in a relationship."...

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Learning to Date Again

It had been a long time since I’d been on a date that January evening, a couple of years ago. I’d told myself, my friends, and my therapist, that it wasn’t a big deal, but I wasn’t being honest with myself. The truth was, I was scared. I didn’t...

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Are You Too Easily Seduced?

If you’ve ever gone to the grocery store on an empty stomach, you know how quickly a short shopping list of essential items can turn into a cart full of junk you didn’t need and wouldn’t ordinarily buy. The fact is, shopping hungry is a great way to spend...

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Committing

You’ve been on many dates. You laugh at each other’s jokes. You find their quirks endearing. And you’re excited to see where the relationship might lead. Before you take that leap into a serious committed relationship, here are some questions...

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Nine Things to Never Do After a Breakup

Breakups. Even the most amicable of parting ways can sting. When mourning the end of a relationship, be sure to avoid the following “don’ts” of breakup etiquette [gallery]

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Relationship Secrets For Sensitive People: Why Emotional Empaths Stay Lonely Or Alone

Loneliness gets to some more than others. But why it hangs on isn’t always apparent when read by traditional medical eyes. As a psychiatrist in Los Angeles and in my workshops I’ve been struck by how many sensitive, empathic people who I call “emotional...

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Signs He's Not Into You

Signs He's Not Into You

Yes, the old clichés are true: the truth hurts — and it also sets you free. Here are 10 signs that he’s not into you. Sign he’s just not into you: He says he’s not relationship material. Listen to what he says. If he says that he’s not looking...

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