“Am I Too Picky?” 10 Signs You Are

Having high standards and knowing your worth are important aspects of finding the right partner and making healthy choices in dating. However, there’s a difference between being picky in ways that serve you well and being picky in ways that keep you stuck and single.

So, how do you know if you are too picky? 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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What Happens When You Meet Your Soulmate (Or the Right Person)

The topic of soulmates can be pretty controversial and confusing. When I was asked to write about soulmates, I wanted to make sure I was offering a reality-based perspective that would actually be helpful in dating and partner selection. The last thing I wanted to do was create more pickiness, doubt, rigid partner requirements or dissatisfaction in the dating world. My goal was to offer concrete signs that the person you picked is a healthy match for you! After all, dating isn’t about finding the one and only perfect person (who doesn’t exist), but rather finding someone who enhances your life, brings you joy, shares similar values, aids you in growing as a person and complements who you are!

Click here to learn more about what happens when you meet the right person, featured on 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 to Fix a Broken Relationship

Having relationship issues? Wondering how to get back on track? Are your current strategies for handling conflict, tension, disagreement, and discord not working? All couples experience some level of conflict, so it’s important for couples to learn how to manage conflict versus attempt to eliminate it altogether.

Click here for my ten strategies to better manage conflict in your relationship, featured on 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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Accessing Your True Desire for Love- eHarmony

So often clients come to me feeling bad about themselves for craving a romantic relationship and feeling down because it’s missing from their lives. They tend to give themselves a hard time for wanting a relationship, as if their desire is weak or abnormal. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Connection is instinctual. Bonding is a part of being human.

I wanted to write an article for eHarmony to address the importance of admitting to yourself that you want love and how this actually helps you attract it. If you want love, you have to believe in it and believe you are deserving of it. Otherwise, you may crave connection, but will most likely be dating with walls and mental blocks, making it nearly impossible to connect.

Click here to read my latest article 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, dating/relationship advice and mental health tips!

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8 Tips for Moving In With Your Partner

Moving in with your significant other is a major relationship milestone that’s often filled with excitement and anxiety. Click here to read my advice on how to make moving in together more manageable and stress-free, featured on 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 to Choose the Best Partner for You- eHarmony

Infatuation and love can make us pretty irrational, which is why I wanted to write a piece on how your mind and heart can aid you in evaluating compatibility and long-term potential. It’s essential to identify your feelings and balance your emotions with logic and rational thinking while dating. This piece offers six strategies to help guide you toward a healthy partner and relationship.

Click here to read my latest article 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, dating/relationship advice and mental health tips!

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10 Questions to Ask Your Boyfriend (Before Getting Serious)

As you cultivate an interest in someone new and build a relationship, you may find yourself contemplating how to ask questions and bring up serious, more future-oriented topics.

I put together this guide of ten questions to ask before getting serious. Click here to read it on www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships. Remember healthy, open and honest communication over time allows you to assess compatibility and determine if your relationship can go the distance.

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 Ways to Fix a Boring Relationship

Brief periods of boredom are common in relationships. A number of factors can contribute to feeling bored. There’s no need to sound the alarms, but it may be time to take action and make some important shifts in your mindset and behavior. 

For 12 strategies to alleviate boredom and get your relationship back on track, 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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10 Intentions to Set for Your Love Life Now- eHarmony

It’s a new year! There’s no better time to bring intention and mindful action to your love life. It’s also one of the busiest times of year for online dating. I compiled a list of ten intentions that will help you bring positive energy to your dating life and make dating more successful.

Click here to read my latest article 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 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 Handle Anxiety During Dating- eHarmony

There are some uncomfortable and potentially unavoidable aspects of dating. From wondering if you are going to be stood up to handling the emotional rollercoaster of texting with someone who goes MIA every couple of days to feeling nervous about making a positive first impression, dating can be an anxiety-provoking process. The way you talk to yourself while anxious is going to bring you relief or make your anxiety worse.

So, how can you be less anxious and more resilient and hopeful? How can you develop positive self-talk to coach yourself through the challenging moments and ensure you are not simply feeding your anxiety through your thoughts? How can you better handle anxiety and discomfort associated with dating? Click here to read my latest article 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 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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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 I tell if this person is really interested?

Why isn’t my online match asking me more questions? It feels like I am doing all the work!

What are the signs I am wasting my time and need to give up on communicating/meeting?

These common questions inspired me to write an article for eHarmony on 8 signs you are being strung along online. This article is written to help you better evaluate how a messaging exchange is going and if you are talking to someone who is emotionally available and serious about dating or someone who is playing games or looking for casual hookups, attention or an online pen-pal. Click here to check out my latest article.

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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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 more dissatisfied over time, causing you to evaluate if your relationship is right for you. There may be no major turning point that leads you to question things, but you may find yourself feeling confused about what to do. Is staying right or is it time to initiate a breakup?

For 10 signs symbolizing that you may have outgrown your relationship and it may be time to move on, 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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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, you do have control of any mental blocks, past baggage or chronic issues that are potentially getting in the way of successful dating or leading to dating discouragement.

This article, written for eHarmony, is aimed to help you get to the bottom of your dating discouragement and feel more confident about your love life. Click here to read more!

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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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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