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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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5 Components of a Healthy Sex Life

With so many misconceptions, myths and unrealistic expectations attached to sex, how do you know what is healthy for you? Click here to read my article on the five components of a healthy sex life, featured on eHarmony. Take care, Rachel … Continue reading

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6 Causes of Relationship Anxiety & How to Handle It (Part 1)

Are you suffering from relationship anxiety? Click here to read about 6 common causes of relationship anxiety written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships.  Stay tuned for part 2 on how to manage relationship anxiety and … Continue reading

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How to Air Your Dirty Laundry and Share the Tough Stuff with Your New Partner

Ever wonder what to share (or not to share) in a new relationship? Ever wonder how much (or how little) your new partner needs to know about your ex’s, previous break-ups or medical, sexual or mental health? It may feel … Continue reading

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Why Taking Risks in Love is Worth It

With love, there is potential for loss.  In fact, love does not exist without vulnerability.  It might be difficult to figure out how to leave your comfort zone to succeed in dating or what constitutes a healthy risk in love, … Continue reading

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Why Do We Stay with Partners Who Are Not Good for Us?- eHarmony Guest Blog

Unfortunately, it is all too common to stay in an unhealthy or toxic relationship. In fact, most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated … Continue reading

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How to Take Control of Negative Thinking- eHarmony Guest Blog

Negative thinking patterns make life less satisfying as they keep you stuck in what’s wrong versus what’s right. Negative thinking commonly gets in the way of what you really want. It leaves you feeling empty, dissatisfied and unsettled. When your glass is … Continue reading

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Three Best-Kept Secrets about Men and Sex

Ladies, are you in a new relationship and wondering when is the right time to have sex with your guy? This is an important question with several key factors to consider.  As having sex for the first time with someone … Continue reading

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How to Leave Your Past Behind and Find New Love- eHarmony Guest Blog

2014 is here and there is no better time to leave your past behind to achieve a healthier, happier relationship now and in the future. When it comes to relationships, the past can feel so heavy. Holding onto old hurts can actually cause … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Finding Love in the New Year- eHarmony Guest Blog

A new year is approaching and we have an opportunity to reflect on 2013 and set intentions for the life we hope to create in the present and future. The symbolism of closing this year offers us the chance to greet … Continue reading

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10 Signs He’s Not The One

All relationships go through hardships and some level of uncertainty is likely to appear as you get to know your partner to discover if you are interested in lifelong commitment.  You might temporarily experience doubts or cold feet or wonder … Continue reading

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Ten Ways to Keep a Relationship Interesting

The beginning of a great relationship is often characterized as fun, interesting and exciting. The initial spark and romance brings excitement about long-term potential as you enjoy new experiences together and learn about each other. As some of the newness wears … Continue reading

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The Secrets to Attracting Your Ideal Partner

As a psychotherapist and relationship coach, I really enjoy helping my clients increase their self-confidence.  A sense of confidence opens up new doors and new beginnings.  Operating on an “I can handle this” and “a glass half-full” mentality makes everything … Continue reading

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Are You Ditching Your Friends (and Your Life) for Your Date?

Can you relate to the feeling of being completely energized and excited about a great new man or woman in your life? It’s a wonderful feeling to find someone you really like. Often this feeling is accompanied with a desire … Continue reading

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How To Tell You Are Ready To Date Post-Breakup

Breakups commonly bring a variety of feelings, including shock, sadness, confusion and loneliness.  These feelings may be mixed with relief and clarity about what works and doesn’t work in relationships. The time post-breakup is incredibly important for healing, grieving, learning, … Continue reading

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Why You Are Not ‘Doomed’ in the Love Department- eHarmony Guest Blog

Too often I hear my clients verbalize that they are “doomed” in finding love because they are single. Of course it is not a simple cause and effect equation, but it seems like the human mind can make it into one … Continue reading

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