Category Archives: Happiness

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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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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How to Get the Spark Back in a Relationship

All relationships go through stages and transitions. It’s natural to have dips in passion and desire and these changes do not necessarily mean something is wrong in your relationship. If you are feeling bored or in a rut or trying … Continue reading

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10 Good Reasons to Break Up With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend

Knowing when to stay in a relationship and when to exit can be an overwhelming and emotionally draining decision. I often work with clients who enter psychotherapy or coaching wondering if they are thinking about a potential breakup in the … Continue reading

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10 Effects of Depression on Relationships

Depression impacts the quality of your life and relationships. Specifically in romantic relationships, depression can make quality time with your partner less enjoyable and create feelings of hopelessness about where your relationship is going. Depression can also affect your relationship … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Dating After Divorce

Dating after divorce may be uncharted territory, but it is absolutely possible to have a successful, happy and healthy dating life post-divorce. I hope you will check out my latest article, featured on www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resources for dating … Continue reading

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4 Strategies to Connect with your Desire for Love- eHarmony

Can you imagine yourself in a healthy and happy relationship or do you find yourself avoiding the answer? If you are looking for a loving relationship, but find it easier to picture your future without one, this article is for … Continue reading

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5 Signs You Are Trying to Change Your Partner- eHarmony Guest Blog

Flawed thinking and the desire for perfection may leave you feeling unsatisfied with yourself and with your partners. On the other hand, self-acceptance is the means to achieving a happy life just as acceptance of your partner is the path … Continue reading

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When Dating Gets You Down: How to Keep the Hope Alive- eHarmony Guest Blog

I hope you will check out my latest dating and relationship advice for eHarmony. Click here to examine your thoughts around dating and to learn how to date in a more positive way without letting the past or fear-based thinking … Continue reading

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5 Signs You’re An Unavailable Dater (Part 1)

If you are not open to love, it can’t exist in your life.  All too often my single clients buy into cognitive distortions and engage in behaviors that they believe bring them closer to love or protect them from getting … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Handle a Suffocating Boyfriend

Love expands through healthy boundaries and a balance of individuality and togetherness.  On the other hand, smothering and suffocation easily destroy love. Click here to learn more about how to handle a suffocating boyfriend and create a healthier relationship, written … Continue reading

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5 Relationship Lessons from Bravo TV’s “Newlyweds”

I really enjoyed interviewing Kirk and Laura Knight from Bravo TV’s Newlyweds: The First Year (Season 2).  It was especially exciting to hear that they met on a blind date at a nearby Starbucks in Bethesda, Maryland. After learning about … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Improve Your Marriage in 2015 and Beyond

Happy Friday! I am very excited and grateful to be featured on Corey Allen’s Simple Marriage website and to share ideas on improving the quality of our loving relationships. I am a huge advocate for using a proactive and empowered approach to better … Continue reading

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Four Ways to Handle His Disappearing Act: Dating & Relationship Advice for Women

I was inspired to write about this topic for www.datingadvice.com after hearing many clients (men and women) wonder why a person they were dating vanished even though they thought that the dating process was going well.  It seemed as though their … Continue reading

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