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How the Emotionally Unavailable Man Can Become More Available

This week, a man I work with made an admission. He told me that he is that “unavailable” guy that so many self-help books and articles are written about. That wasn’t so unique in itself, but what he said next was. He asked me, “How does a guy become more…

There Are No Grown Ups: An Interview with Pamela Druckerman

In 2014, I read a column called “What You Learn in Your 40s” in the New York Times. Though I’m not yet in my 40s, I found the piece compelling. It felt like a collection of field notes from the future. Certain phrases especially made it into my thoughts often:…

How Having Sex Changes the Dating Dynamic

When you hit it off with someone new, it is incredibly tempting to move at a fast pace. It’s natural to want more and more time together, while needing to consciously remind yourself to slow down your roll a bit! The question of when to become sexually involved becomes important…

Watch Out For This Texting Red Flag

The series of texts started at 10 a.m. –Good morning, beautiful! How are you? –? –?? –??? –Vanished? –Guess so! –Well then, okay … Good luck! By the time my friend discovered them, it was 4 p.m. – still in the middle of the workday. “So in the span of…

Dating Secret: Find Someone Who’s Nicer Than You Are

Having poured through hundreds of textbooks and journal articles on relationship issues over the course of my training and career, I’ve gained some great knowledge about the way relationships work. Yet what is most inspiring to me is the way my own clients and everyday individuals have shared their own…

How to Stop Being Attracted to Jerks

Are you someone who has a history of falling for men who turn out to be what we call “jerks?” If so, there’ s still hope for your romantic future. Men and women often make the mistake of telling themselves that they have no control over who they’re attracted to.…

Why You Should Never Talk Badly About Your Date’s Family

When it comes to the family you grew up with, you can probably list the most frustrating traits of every member. But when it comes to someone else’s family, be careful! Talking “smack” about family members is one of those hot-button issues that is loaded with landmines. It’s one of…