Jerry Seinfeld wisely observed that breaking up with someone was like trying to tip over a soda machine. You can’t do it in one push. You have to get it rocking. Once it is moving and unstable, only then you can push it over. Or in other words: breaking up IS hard to do. It […]Continue reading "Should You Really “Stay Friends” After Break Up?"
When Justin and I first started dating, we asked each other a myriad of questions in an effort to really get to know each other. Some were serious. Some were funny. Some were simply asked out of curiosity. Books or movies? Coffee or tea? Cook-in or eat-out? Quinoa or fries? Water ski or snow ski? […]Continue reading "10 Questions to Ask When It Starts to Get Serious"
Congratulations! You have found someone with whom you want to share your time, your feelings, your love; your life. You have been given a precious gift. A loving relationship is something to treasure, to nurture and cultivate. Your connection should deepen with time and allow you to evolve as a couple as well as individually. While there are many ways to foster […]Continue reading "Six Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Partner"
For many people hoping and seeking lasting love, trying to crack the code of “compatibility” is just as likely to create confusion as clarity. That’s because, for all the tidy checklists and online quizzes meant to gauge a couple’s compatibility, in reality, it’s a complex interplay between psychology, biology, and a host of intangibles that resist […]Continue reading "6 Signs You’re Truly Compatible (And Why That Matters)"
You’ve been seeing someone special for a while. All of the pieces match up, the chemistry is off-the-charts, you value their opinion and you enjoy their company. The signs of true love are there, but how do you know if you’re in love? The general consensus around these parts is that falling in love happens gradually, […]Continue reading "Are You in Love? 8 Ways to Tell You’re Head Over Heels"
It’s finally happening: you met a man you’re compatible with, you really like him, and the feeling is mutual. He’s showering you with attention, making plans to see you, making time to call you, and generally letting you know that he’s so happy to have found you. How does a man act when he’s falling in […]Continue reading "3 Steps To Stop A Man From Withdrawing"
Truth: There’s no such thing as loving someone too much. Also true though: There is such a thing, though, as too much smothering. And smothering can definitely scare someone away. Whether you like to put yourself in the category of ‘women who love too much’ or not, the hardest pill to swallow is when you give […]Continue reading "Smothering – Can You Love Too Much?"
We all relish a good love story about the couple who “just knew” within minutes of meeting each other that they were meant to be together. They moved in and got married quickly. Years later, they’re still holding hands and eating off each other’s plates. But most of us also know that’s not how love usually shows […]Continue reading "4 Toxic Personalities You Should Steer Clear of"
The beginning of online messaging with someone new can be incredibly exciting and fun. You may wonder who is behind the computer or phone and if you will actually meet this person in real life. You may read into the messaging exchange as you look for signals of interest, chemistry, and connection. You may feel […]Continue reading "8 Signs You are Being Strung Along Online"
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 if you find yourself drawn to […]Continue reading "Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?"
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 have to question whether you […]Continue reading "12 Ways to Know It’s Time to Break Up"
Whether you’ve been dating for a few weeks or you’re coming up on double-digit anniversaries, escaping for a vacation with your love interest may reveal more about your relationship than you ever knew before. Sometimes it can reignite excitement, other times it can show you who someone really is based on how they handle themselves. How adaptable […]Continue reading "Is Traveling Good For My Relationship? What to Know"