Author Archives: Rachel Dack

8 Signs You are Being Strung Along Online- eHarmony

Here are some of the most common questions my dating/relationship coaching clients ask me regarding online dating and messaging with someone new: Does it seem like this person online has any real interest and plan to meet me? How can … Continue reading

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Have I Outgrown My Relationship? 10 Signs That Point to Yes

Relationships naturally change over time. Hopefully the inevitable bumps you endure will help you feel closer and more connected to your partner through resolution, greater understanding and healthy communication.  The opposite may also be true if you feel more and … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Tackle Dating Discouragement- eHarmony

“Discouraged” is a word I often hear when I ask my clients how they feel about their dating lives. In fact, it’s a common response to dating. While the highs and lows of dating may feel out of your control, … Continue reading

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Connecting Offline: How to Know if You Should Meet Your Match- eHarmony

If you are hitting it off online and the interest is there, the natural next step is to meet in person. However, making decisions regarding online dating and if/when to meet can feel complicated and confusing. So how do you … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Feel Less Awkward on a First Date- eHarmony

There’s no denying that first dates can be filled with awkwardness and jitters. Wanting to make a good first impression naturally stirs up anxiety, which can result in awkward dating behavior. Awkwardness can get in the way of forming an … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Show Your Partner Love and Appreciation

Relationships are all about the little things. Daily loving and thoughtful gestures ensure that your relationship or marriage will stand the test of time. If you haven’t heard of “The Five Love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman, I highly recommend … Continue reading

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12 Best First Date Ideas

From ballroom dancing to cooking to visiting the zoo, there are endless first date ideas that can fit your unique personality. While there is no need to go overboard with planning, it is important to pick date activities and locations … Continue reading

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How Having Sex Changes the Dating Dynamic- eHarmony

My clients often ask me questions about sex and dating as it can be challenging to assess the right time and pace for adding physical intimacy to a new relationship. There is a lot to consider when making decisions around … Continue reading

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10 Dating Skills for a More Successful Love Life

If dating doesn’t come naturally to you, know you are not alone. Dating takes time, practice and patience. Dating is a skill you can grow and get better at through mindful intention, personal growth and experience. To learn 10 key … Continue reading

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When Dating Nerves Take Over: 15 Ways to Decompress- eHarmony

Dating jitters commonly lead to burnout and an overwhelming, dissatisfying dating life. Feeling anxious or insecure naturally impacts how well a date goes, making it important to utilize proactive strategies for anxiety management, personal growth, and relaxation. Self-care is an … Continue reading

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11 Bad Relationship Habits (Plus How to Break Them)

It’s important to be aware of the obvious and not-so-obvious habits that can cause distance, annoyance or frustration between partners, and damage and destruction to relationships.  As well as cultivating an awareness about these behaviors, it’s essential to develop strategies … Continue reading

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8 Reasons Your Online Messages Aren’t Resulting in Dates- eHarmony

Many of my relationship coaching clients ask me what they might be doing wrong when their online dating messages don’t result in dates or when someone they were messaging with goes completely MIA. They also share what turns them off … Continue reading

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How to Have a Healthy Long-Distance Relationship

If you’re in or have ever been in a long-distance relationship, you have experienced the unique challenges and opportunities for connection that long-distance relationships create. There’s a lot you can do to ensure your long-distance relationship thrives and you continue … Continue reading

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How to Convince Your Partner to Go to Couples Counseling

The decision to seek couples counseling is often led by one partner. Encouraging your partner to go to counseling with you can be a frustrating, emotional and painful process. It is important to have effective strategies to make communication go … Continue reading

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Finding Love for the Long Haul: 6 Ways to Get There- eHarmony

As you wrap up 2017 and welcome in 2018, it is a powerful time of year to reflect on your dating life and confront any fear and frustration you face around relationships. Even though dating may feel miserable, anxiety-provoking and … Continue reading

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How Self-Kindness Leads to Love: 7 Ways to Get There- eHarmony

The way you treat yourself directly affects the quality of your relationships and how you allow others to treat you. Treating yourself in kind, compassionate and loving ways positively impacts your relationships and dating life, as well as offers incredible … Continue reading

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