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15 Ways to Recover from a Bad Date

We all go on dates with high hopes and good intentions. You expect the encounter to be fun, exciting, and maybe even a step toward something bigger down the line. But not all dates are created equal, and some don’t meet expectations. Maybe you and the other person just didn’t click. Maybe…

How to Give Yourself Some Love Advice

One thing we can all agree on: In the world we live in, there is no shortage of information, input, and advice … and no shortage of people dispensing it. An abundance of relationship experts and love gurus offer tips and rules for successfully pursuing romance. Some of this advice…

15 Ways to Assess a Potential Partner’s Emotional Health

Psychologists point out that the relationship between two people can be no healthier than the emotional health of the least healthy person. To put this in a positive context: Fabulous relationships happen when two emotionally healthy individuals get together and invest the energy to build something wonderful. Further, researchers have…

15 Ways to Have a Successful ‘Define the Relationship’ Talk

When you were a teen, your parents may have had “The Talk” with you—that awkward discussion about the birds and the bees. With that behind you (thankfully!), and now that you’re dating, you might feel the need for a significant talk of a different kind: The Define the Relationship conversation.…

15 Things Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Love

Do you get excited to see the latest staging of a Shakespeare play…or were you excited to leave him behind when you left high school English class? Wherever you stand on Shakespeare—love, hate, indifferent—you know that he was one of the greatest writers to ever live. Not only did he…

5 Reasons to Choose Love over Fear

There are really only two human emotions: love and fear. All other emotions stem from those two basic emotions. Love is unconditional acceptance and the willingness to go beyond oneself for our own benefit (self-love) or the benefit of another. Fear is the absence of love, just as judgment is…

15 Reasons to Date a Political Junkie

Some people just can’t get enough of politics. They watch the Sunday morning interview shows. They monitor the latest polls. They’re fascinated by all the machinations and maneuvering. Whether you love politics or have little interest, you should take an interest in dating a political junkie. Here’s why: 1. You’ll never…

9 Major Mistakes Women Make in Relationships

As a relationship coach, I’m on the front lines every day hearing all the latest and most common ways that otherwise good people mess up their intimate relationships. While there are a million stories in the big city, the truth is that breakups usually tend to fall into a few…

15 Ways to Stop Worrying About Your Love Life

No one denies that life in the modern era is stressful—and dating can add another layer of worry. You get nervous about going out with someone new (who doesn’t?), and may start asking yourself, “Am I ever going to find a great partner? Why don’t my relationships work out? Am I doing something wrong?”…

4 Strategies to Connect with your Desire for Love

It is easy to hope for a more satisfying love life, but are you truly connected to attaining one? Can you imagine yourself in a happy, healthy, and stable relationship? Or do you notice yourself avoiding the answer? Some of my single clients who are looking for a partner can…