Dating Issues

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When Anxiety Strikes During Your Date: Six Ways to Manage It

Getting through a first date is a common source of anxiety and worry for many. There may be urges to avoid dating altogether or settle for someone who you don’t ultimately see a future with. There is really good news though. If you are willing to learn from each dating experience, manage expectations and recover from some […]

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Top Ten Don’ts for Divorced Parents

In recent years, the rates of divorce have been increasing rapidly. Studies have estimated that between 40 and 50 percent of all first marriages end in divorce and that number only increases with multiple marriages. Going through divorce is hard on any individual but the stress rises when there are children involved. Divorce can cause […]

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Unsure if You’ve Met ‘The One?’ Six Key Things to Consider

Compatibility is king when it comes to establishing a long-term and satisfying relationship. But even the most well-matched couples are sure to have differences, and some of these may not matter very much. If a guy prefers country music and his girlfriend likes classical, that’s a difference that may cause irritation but can probably be negotiated. If […]

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How to Stop Repeating Past Mistakes in Love

While many of your difficulties in love are not really your fault (poor role models, dysfunctional patterns in your family growing up, etc.), it is your responsibility to move beyond them. The good news is that you can absolutely get past those old patterns in love and attract someone who will meet you on even […]

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Eight Signs They’re Not over Their Ex

Your new squeeze recently got out of a relationship. Here are eight signs your date is not over his/her ex. 1. He talks about his ex too much. Every time you see him, he mentions his ex a handful of times. Whether he’s waxing poetic about the good times, bashing her character or just dropping casual […]

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Ten Reasons You Can’t Be Friends when the Relationship is Over

“Let’s be friends.” It’s an easy line to drop during a break up, as it intends to ease the pain of a breaking heart. But should you be friends with your ex? Here are 10 reasons why you can’t be friends when the relationship is over: 1. It’s torture. You’re hanging out “as friends.” He does […]

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Ten Signs You Are With a Narcissist

Are you falling in love with someone who is too in love with themselves to love you back? Here are 10 signs you’re with a narcissist: 1. He exaggerates his achievements. Sure, we all want tend to upsell our accomplishments from time to time. But if your date can’t talk about his life without dropping plenty […]

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Ten Things to Never Text to Your Ex

Maybe you need to ask your ex something. Maybe she still has your stuff. Maybe his dad is ill and you want to check in. Before you text an ex, try to honor a month-long “no contact rule” first. When you do send that first text, accept that you may not get a response – or […]

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Dating Don’ts for the Single Parent

Hoping your new love interest gets along with your cat is one thing. But for single parents looking to blend not just lives (and pets) but entire families, dating takes on an entirely new level of complexity. You have more than your own current and future well-being to think about; you have the current and […]

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What ‘I Don’t Know What I Want’ Really Means!

Your date just said “I don’t know what I want” during a heart-to-heart over dinner. If you’re not sure what he/she meant by that, considering the following common definitions for the phrase. Be warned: It’s rarely a good thing for the relationship. Defined: I don’t want you — now or ever. This is probably the […]

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