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Getting Over the Fantasy of Dating Someone

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to get over a breakup, but what about those situations in which you have to let go of someone you were interested in and barely know? Maybe you developed feelings for someone who you chatted with online for a couple of weeks,…

Is Dating the ‘Life of the Party’ a Bad Idea?

After reading the title of this article, you instantly know who I’m talking about. The so-called life of the party exists in every town and city across the globe, and a few characteristics neatly define them. The life of the party: always looks fun, upbeat and happy; is gregarious and…

‘Tis the Season – To Break Up

Breaking up right before the holidays… A few years ago, I was traveling home after the Thanksgiving holiday when I met a guy who looked exhausted. “Families, right?” I said. He shook his head. His girlfriend had broken up with him the night before he headed home for the holiday.…

The Bad Habit That Could Creep into Your Relationship

Falling in love with someone you’ve been dating is typically a beautiful, romantic experience, but when depression, low self-esteem and other mental health issues crop up and cause you to turn to the negative coping mechanism that is the bad habit of procrastination, it can raise problems in a relationship…

12 Ways to Know It’s Time to Break Up

The road to a fulfilling, enduring relationship is almost always littered with a few attempts that turned out to be unfulfilling and unenduring. That’s what dating is all about: finding out if two people have the qualities and compatibility to sustain a relationship over the long haul. Sometimes you don’t…

Smothering – Can You Love Too Much?

Some people think that love comes in the form of frequent phone calls, text messages and joined-at-the-hip partnership. This isn't love, it's smothering. Explore the fine line between caring and stifling. …

Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

Who can you trust? That’s the gamble, and when it comes to choosing a partner, fidelity is a core aspect most of us require. Yet the adage, “once a cheater, always a cheater,” isn’t always true. Here are five guidelines you can use right now to make the wisest choice…

3 Steps To Stop A Man From Withdrawing

When a man becomes distant, sometimes the way a woman communicates her feelings to him makes him want to withdraw even more.  But if you know these three steps, you can turn this into an opportunity to connect with him and make him want to come even closer to you.…

Cheaters and Liars: Should You Ever Give Them a Second Chance?

Here’s an idea that’s deeply ingrained in our cultural mythos: “Everybody deserves a second chance.”  In real life, however, the practical truth is not quite as simple. While forgiveness after an offense is always advisable—letting go to free yourself from lingering bitterness and pain—resuming the relationship is not. Second chances…