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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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A Comprehensive Guide to Couples Counseling

This article, written for www.datingadvice.com, a leading online resource for dating and relationships, serves as a guide to couples counseling (aka couples therapy, marital therapy, premarital counseling, relationship counseling). It discusses 15 issues commonly addressed in couples counseling, as well as … 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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What Men Want in a Woman

What do men want in a woman? Below are seven qualities based on research and my experience working with male clients looking for love: Intelligence A sense of humor Kindness Ability to show mutual attraction Dependability Emotional stability Responsiveness Click … 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 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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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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5 Ways to Lessen that Relationship Baggage (and Improve Self-Esteem)- eHarmony Guest Blog

Happy Friday! I hope you will click here to read my latest article featured on eHarmony. It focuses on how our relationships serve as mirrors, how to avoid letting the past (and old childhood and relationship wounds) dictate the present and … 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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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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Friendships and Dating: Five Tips to Manage Your Relationships

It is an honor to contribute to Power Up Living, a website designed to support you in gaining more freedom, flexibility and fun in life and business. My article offers advice on managing the important relationships in your life and … 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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5 (New) Things You Can Learn About Yourself While Dating

All too often we fail to recognize one of the key points of dating.  As a culture we make dating all about connecting with our date and determining if that person has potential to offer us what we are looking … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not to Tell a Friend: ‘I Don’t Like Your Partner’-eHarmony Guest Blog

A delicate, yet unfortunately common dilemma involves what to do when you don’t like a friend’s partner. Many can relate to the internal battle between keeping your mouth shut or speaking your opinion. This is a difficult topic because emotions … Continue reading

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