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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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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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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 … 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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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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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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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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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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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 … 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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The Ultimate Relationship Anxiety Resource (Causes, Effects & Strategies)

Many of my clients experience relationship anxiety, which can directly interfere with their ability to build and maintain healthy intimate relationships. Through the teaching and use of coping skills, anxiety management strategies, and mindful dating methods, we work to ensure … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Become a More Available Dater (Part 2)

My last article discussed five signs that you are not an available dater.  These signs include: 1. You’re not interested in partners who treat you right 2. You’re a serial dater 3. Your words don’t match your actions 4. You’re … 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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Are You Willing to Date Outside Your Comfort Zone?

It’s easy to live your life staying in your comfort zone…It can feel less risky and overwhelming to play it safe.  When we get comfortable, it can be difficult to break out of our routines and engage in new, richer … Continue reading

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Are You Too Intimidating to Men and Missing Out on Relationship Opportunities?

In my professional and personal life, great single men looking to meet someone special constantly tell me they held back in approaching a woman they were potentially interested in because she seemed too intimidating. Single women also tell me they … Continue reading

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