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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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5 Tips for Dating as an Introvert- eHarmony

For increased dating success, it is important to own who you are and understand what works best for your personality.  In fact, different dating strategies work best for different personality types because introverts and extroverts (and everyone in between) may … 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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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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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 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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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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Single and Frustrated: Five Things to Consider- eHarmony Guest Blog

Many of my single coaching and psychotherapy clients report feeling frustrated, among other emotions, about being single, especially when they feel as though they are putting great effort into finding a partner with little success. My clients have inspired me to … Continue reading

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Five Reasons to ‘Date’ Yourself- eHarmony Guest Blog

I so love the idea of treating yourself with love, compassion, nurturance and kindness, as well as not waiting for anyone (especially a partner) to do this for you.  This brings me to the idea of ‘dating’ yourself, which is … Continue reading

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Five Myths About Relationships, Dating and Love That Might Be Sabotaging Your Love Life

The world is full of distorted and false messages about love, relationships, dating and romance and it is easy to believe these ideas when they are reinforced in the media, movies, television, etc.  However, for a healthy love life, it … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Stop Nagging While Communicating What You Want to Your Partner

When feeling unheard, ignored or irritated by your partner, many women go into nagging mode thinking that nagging will get them what they want.  Unfortunately this is not the case as nagging prevents communication from being effective and can get … Continue reading

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Overcoming Dating Insecurities

Having insecure moments is a natural part of life. As we push ourselves to go after our goals, take social and emotional risks, make mistakes and try new things, we are bound to feel insecure at times. As our healthiest … Continue reading

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The Importance of Saying No in the Dating World

Most people do not like saying no. In fact, many report it is one of the most uncomfortable words to say. Several factors that make it difficult to say no include the need to please others or to be liked … Continue reading

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What To Do When Your First Kiss with Someone New is Less Than Ideal

To create and maintain a healthy and satisfying romantic relationship with your ideal man, it is key to connect on an emotional and physical level. As you date and get to know your new guy, the hope is you will … Continue reading

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Are All Men Scared of Commitment?

Many stereotypes and generalizations portray men as all about sex and fearful of commitment, but are all men really scared of commitment? The short answer is no.  The long answer is a little more complicated, involving several individual factors, such … Continue reading

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