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14 Ways to Know if Your Date is Over His or Her Ex

Exes are a fact of life for most of us. And that’s something you can deal with just fine, because you, too, have significant others in your rearview mirror. The issue is whether or not your date is over—really over—his or her ex. You can move...

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Are Texting and Dating a Recipe for Relationship Disaster?

Modern dating has a lot of positives. We use the internet to meet people we would never be able to otherwise meet. (It’s how I met my husband!) It also creates complications we never had before, particularly with texting and dating. Texting and dating...

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Move Beyond Casual Dating: 3 Tips for Choosing a Partner You Can Grow With

You met at the right time and everything just fell into place. You’ve dated plenty of other people but it has never felt this right. You’re ready to move past casual dating and take the next step. A big, scary, exciting step. When you find someone...

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Keep Your Relationship Together: The 10 Essentials

This is not the 50s or even the 90s. Relationships seem to be more and more transitory. Divorce rates are high, break-ups frequent, and long-term commitment is more the exception than the rule. There is hope, as there do exist some simple, universal,...

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The Importance of Friendship in a Couples’ World

Writer Briallen Hopper once had a close friend explain her priorities in precise order: her child, her husband, her work, her friends. “In her life, a kid thing would always trump a partner thing; a work thing would always trump a friend thing. This...

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Should Every Couple Get Premarital Counseling?

In an ideal world, every couple who plans to get married would go to premarital counseling. In that world, seeing a counselor before marriage would be so expected that people would actually frown on couples who don't do it. Largely because of the stigma...

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Stop Trying to Find Yourself, and Be Yourself

In this fast-paced, high-tech world we often feel lost, confused, and absent of meaningful connections to self and others. We’re becoming numb, deflated to the negative behavior of the housewives of stupidity and the fantasy images too often portraying...

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4 Ways a Bad Job is Bad for Your Relationship

During my training to become a psychologist, I did what every student hopefully does when they want to become a therapist: I got therapy of my own. One of the sayings my therapist used to routinely say was this gem: “Everything is related.” In other...

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Let’s End The Bogus Battle of the Sexes

Shortly after my book, It’s Not You, was released, I was giving a reading in Brooklyn, NY, when a reader asked me why relationship books like mine are always written for women. “Because women buy the books,” I said. My editor and publicist, sitting...

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‘What Do You Do For Fun?’ No, Really! What Do You Do?

Have you ever given your dates a blank stare when they asked, “What do you do for fun?” Yes, it sounds like the simplest of questions, but it can be the one of the most stressful to answer. Maybe you think back to what you did last Sunday, and you come...

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