Category Archives: Emotional Well being

Getting Over the Fantasy of Dating Someone- eHarmony

How can you handle 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, but then it … Continue reading

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9 Signs of a Toxic Relationship

While there is no such thing as the perfect partner and even healthy, happy relationships have some level of conflict, staying in a toxic relationship is unhealthy and can do significant damage to your mood, mental health, and self-esteem over … Continue reading

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6 Strategies to Increase Vulnerability While Dating- eHarmony

Are the walls you are using for protection actually hindering the development of intimacy and the way you approach dating? Are you going on dates, but hiding who you are because you are scared of rejection? It’s common to crave … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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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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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