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Phone Etiquette on Dates: 6 Tips

Typically, I'm not someone who thinks a lot about etiquette. For instance, you'll never find me reading a copy of Emily Post's famous book. While I believe it is important to be polite and kind, I personally don't care whether I'm using, say, the right...

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What My 18-year-old Daughter Taught Me About Relationships

My daughter graduated from high school this past May, and is currently on The World Race (a gap year program, #3n9 as they travel to 3 different continents over the course of 9 months). This is not simply traveling around the world with a backpack; rather,...

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‘Do Men Really Want Love, or Just Sex?’

Dear Sara: I am a 40-year-old woman who is healthy, happy, and open to life. I am single currently and have not had a real relationship for almost 15 years. The two big relationships I had when I was younger died, and when I look back I think one of the major...

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Creating the Perfect Online Dating Profile: What Would Your Friends Say?

Most people who write their personal statement for their online dating profile do it entirely on their own, without ever asking for help from friends or family. The truth, however, is that asking for feedback from those who know you best is the best way to create...

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Are You Dating the Wrong Physical Type or the Wrong Emotional Type?

If you have found that your dates aren’t turning into full-blown relationships, the problem may relate to the kinds of people you’re seeking out. Specifically, I’m talking about your “type.” There are two different ways that you could be looking...

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18 Ways to Get Over Your Heartbreak

By YourTango expert Dr. Karen Finn Major breakups, like divorce or the end of an engagement, knock you down in just about every way imaginable. Along with losing your relationship, you lose your lifestyle, the goal of raising your children in an intact...

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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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