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 know if you really want to meet? How do you determine the right time and pace? How can you use online encounters and communication to screen out potential matches and ensure you aren’t wasting your time?

For four strategies to help you determine if and when you should take things offline and meet in real life, click here to check out my latest article, written for eHarmony.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, dating/relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 emotional connection because if you are in your head worrying, overanalyzing and obsessing about being liked, it will be nearly impossible to be present enough to connect.

For six strategies to help you handle awkwardness in dating (and be less awkward when you meet someone new), click here to check out my latest article, written for eHarmony.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 reading the book plus using my list as a guide to show your partner love, appreciation, admiration and affection.

For 12 ways to show love to your partner, click here to check out my latest article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, dating/relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 that allow you to shine, better handle any dating jitters and show up as your most confident, relaxed self.

For 12 first date ideas, click here to check out my latest article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, dating/relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 sex, which is what inspired me to write this article for eHarmony.

To learn more about how decisions around sex influence dating and relationship building, click here to check out my latest article, written for eHarmony.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

 

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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 dating and life skills that will transform your love life and help you date smarter, click here to check out my latest article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 element of dating many people seem to miss, which is why I wanted to write this article.

For 15 strategies to decompress and de-stress from dating while participating in healthy self-care, click here to check out my latest article, written for eHarmony.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 to break these habits and replace them with choices that will strengthen your relationship and create continued connection.

To learn more about 11 unhealthy habits in relationships and how to break them, click here to check out my latest article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 in messages from potential partners and keeps them from accepting dates.

While the online dating process may feel confusing and out of control, you can take positive and intentional action to ensure you are sending high-quality messages online and avoiding common online dating/messaging mistakes.

For a list of eight reasons your messages aren’t working and advice on how to send messages that will result in dates, click here to check out my latest article, written for eHarmony.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 to feel connected to your partner despite logistical barriers, time apart and distance.

For advice on how to cultivate and keep a healthy and happy long-distance relationship, click here to check out my latest article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 better (and not turn into a war or power struggle).

For advice on how to talk to your partner about your desire to go to couples counseling, I hope you will click here to check out my latest article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 hopeless at times, there is a lot you can do to approach dating with a healthy, hopeful mindset and align your behavior with your dating goals.

Click here to check out my eHarmony article on six strategies for self-reflection, leaving the past behind, ensuring you are emotionally available, dating smart and finding a great relationship for the long haul.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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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 mental health and physical health benefits.

Click here to check out my eHarmony article and learn more about self-kindness and how to implement self-kindness practices in your daily life and dating life.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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10 Tips for Meeting the Parents for the First Time

Meeting your significant other’s parents for the first time is commonly filled with excitement and nerves. This experience is a major relationship milestone and assessing the right time can be a confusing and overwhelming process. Getting on the same page with your partner, setting realistic expectations and understanding the how-to’s of meeting the parents will make the process feel more manageable.

For advice on how to determine if your relationship is ready and ten relationship tips on meeting the parents, I hope you will click here to check out my latest article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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Dating Someone Going Through a Divorce: 8 Tips

If you are dating someone going through a divorce, you may find yourself in a delicate situation filled with questions and new experiences, such as wondering if your date is ready for a serious relationship and handling an ex-spouse and children. You may wonder how much to bring up the past, how to pace dating and how to view his/her previous marriage. There is nothing wrong with dating someone going through a divorce as long as there are clear signs of readiness and openness and you are not simply a rebound relationship (read the article below for clues you are a rebound).

Click here to access my article offering eight tips to help you navigate dating someone going through a divorce, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating support/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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Finding Love: 15 Thoughts and Behaviors to Help Guide You There- eHarmony

I wrote this article as an assessment tool for you to use to check in with yourself about your actions, thoughts and feelings around love, intimacy and dating. The article states 15 signs you are ready for love and discusses a healthy mindset for love and connection.

Click here to access the full article as featured on eHarmony.

Take care,

Rachel Dack, MS, LCPC, NCC

www.racheldack.com

Welcome to Rachel Dack Counseling LLC’s blog, written by Rachel Dack, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Rachel provides psychotherapy and dating/relationship coaching services to individuals and couples in her Bethesda, Maryland office and over the phone.

Please connect with Rachel by emailing RachelDackCounselingLLC@gmail.com, calling 301-655-8462 and following Rachel on twitterFacebook and Instagram. Check back for more valuable resources, relationship advice and mental health tips!

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