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5 Signs Your Date is Playing Games with You

Before we dive into specifics, the most important lesson is to understand what constitutes “game-playing.” At root, game-playing is about saying one thing but doing another. People who play games “talk,” but their “walk” simply doesn’t match. In essence, they can’t really be trusted because their words are often just…

4 Things to Address Before Your Next Relationship

When you’re single, you know it’s entirely your decision when you decide to start a new relationship. You choose when you start the next one, yet the kind of relationship you have –the quality of it –depends largely on you. My point is simple. You can start a relationship any…

5 Ways to Tackle Dating Discouragement

Most people who are dating feel discouraged at some point in the process. In fact, it’s normal to deal with feelings of discouragement as it takes time to find a compatible partner and dating can certainly be a challenge. It’s natural to experience a wide range of emotions while dating,…

How to Stop Being Attracted to Someone Who’s Not Good for You

Some say that you can’t control your own attraction. The notion is that we are all wired to be attracted to the types we are attracted to, and we simply need to accept and live with it. What comes to mind is a recent pop song, “The Heart Wants What…

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…