Dr. Seth Meyers

Posts by Dr. Seth Meyers

Dr. Seth Meyers is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, Psychology Today blogger, and TV guest expert. He practices in Los Angeles and treats a wide range of issues and disorders and specializes in relationships, parenting, and addiction. He has had extensive training in conducting couples therapy and is the author of Dr. Seth's Love Prescription: Overcome Relationship Repetition Syndrome and Find the Love You Deserve.

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November 18, 2015

Why Relationships are Harder for Obsessive Men and Women

The percentage of men and women who have the full-blown disorder called Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is actually quite small (less than 5 percent of the adult population), but a much higher percentage of men and women have some of the features. These individuals tend to obsess on a regular basis, and they also feel compelled to […]

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November 9, 2015

The Breakup Test: 5 Questions

Imagine if we knew the precise number of men and women who were considering a breakup at this very moment. It would be astronomical, right? Every day, millions of men and women take inventory of their relationships and ask themselves whether it makes sense to end it or keep it going. If you are in […]

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November 2, 2015

Oh, No! I Feel More Attracted to My Date’s Friend!

Meeting someone you’re attracted to is always exciting, but it can get complicated when the person you’re attracted to is your date’s friend. There are a few factors you should keep in mind if you find yourself in this situation, and following these tips will help you make sure that you’re being cautious in making […]

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October 14, 2015

Should I Date Someone Who’s Sober if I’m a Social Drinker?

Conventional wisdom suggests that approximately ten percent of adults are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction, which means that there’s a decent chance you’ll come across some of these men and women in the dating world. If you enjoy the occasional alcoholic drink but aren’t an alcoholic yourself, can you date someone who is […]

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October 13, 2015

Engaged Forever: When Your Fiancé Won’t Set the Wedding Date

Without question, long engagements can be incredibly anxiety-provoking and frustrating. Everyone you know will ask, “Why haven’t you set a date?” It’s always interesting to me that people ask others incredibly personal questions on the spot, as if you’re supposed to tell that random guy from work or an acquaintance you see on the street […]

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October 12, 2015

Not Sure if You Like Your Date Enough? What It Could Really Mean…

If you’re someone who tends to overthink things, you’re not alone. Many of us – therapists and psychologists included – tend to obsess about things that could otherwise be fairly simple. If you find yourself unsure about whether you like the new person you’re dating enough to continue on, we can infer a few things. […]

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October 7, 2015

Dating Someone Who Just Got Out of a Relationship: 5 Tips

Picture it: You meet someone you’re interested in, only to find out soon after that he or she just got out of a relationship. If you mention this to your friends, you’ll be hit with comments like these: “It’s not going to work because you are just the rebound relationship;” “Be careful because this new […]

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September 24, 2015

What is Your Communication and Reaction Style?

Successful dating requires you to be aware of how you come across to others. Specifically, you need to know the way you express your feelings; what triggers you to feel angry; and how you respond to criticism. As great as any relationship may be, there will inevitably be days down the road where you upset […]

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September 16, 2015

5 Common Signs of Stalking Behavior

If you smell the slightest whiff of stalking after you’ve met or started dating someone, alert your friends about your concerns and proceed with caution. There are several examples of stalking behavior, and each type means that you could find yourself in trouble if you get too close to this person. Who is a stalker? […]

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September 3, 2015

Yes, Forgiving Your Ex is Necessary to Move On

Every day brings a new raft of breakups as men and women let go of relationships that weren’t right for them. It’s what these men and women tell themselves about their past relationships and their exes that determines how well their next ones will go. Forgiveness is a crucial part of the healing process after a breakup. […]