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6 Strategies to Increase Vulnerability While Dating

Often the walls used for protection are the same walls that hinder the development of intimacy. You may genuinely want to find a loving relationship, but your fear gets in the way. This trouble occurs if your fear leads you to date with your guard up. This is why learning…

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What to Do When You’re Ghosted: A One-Week Plan

Ghosting, a term that came into popularity in the last decade, is a perfect term. When someone you were matched with suddenly disappears, that individual suddenly seems like a real-life ghost. You may have any of the following thoughts when you experience a ghosting: Did we have an actual connection…

4 Tips for Men to Overcome Fear of Dating Rejection

If you’re a guy who suffers from a nagging fear of rejection during dating, there is plenty of hope for you. In this article, I’ll share several tips you can follow to deal with the issue head-on. First, let’s address some background information about what your fear means and how…

Accessing Your True Desire for Love

Our desire to connect and participate in deep relationships is instinctual. We have an innate drive to bond with others and form attachments. We crave security, belonging, nurturance, love, and connection. As children and adolescents, we seek bonding experiences from our primary caregivers. While our reliance on our families changes…

Hard to Love: An Interview with Author Briallen Hopper

Briallen Hopper’s beautiful new book Hard To Love is a collection of essays about the relationships we often overlook as we focus on romantic love. She writes about the connections that aren’t always legally recognized (or even our first choice) like friends and roommates, siblings and caregivers. Through it all,…

Text Me When You Get Home: An Interview with author Kayleen Schaefer

Kayleen Schaefer’s wonderful book Text Me When You Get Home: the Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship is a love letter to friendships between women. She writes about real life friendship, both in her own life and in the lives of a variety of women across locations and circumstances,…

How to Choose the Best Partner for You

If you are on dating autopilot, your energy may be solely focused on getting dates and finding a relationship. You may be neglecting the part of the equation in which you hone in on what you are actually looking for. You may be so heavily invested in having potential partners…

Does Your Date Ask You Enough Questions?

Dating alert: Whether your date does or doesn’t ask you questions about yourself and your overall life means a lot. This issue is one of those you may not think about often, but taking a moment to reflect on it is important. When we think about whether your date asks…

How to Celebrate the Holidays Without Losing Your Mind

Under the best circumstances, the holidays can make a person crazy. There are so many expectations—those other people have—and those you have. In a lot of places, it’s cold and dark, which really doesn’t help. What’s a person, especially a single person, to do? Here are some ideas for moving…