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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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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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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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How to Handle Rejection in the Dating World

Dating is the means to achieving what you ultimately want: to be loved and valued by someone you also love and value. Unfortunately, along the way to meeting this special person, there is enormous potential for rejection,  making dating a … Continue reading

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Advice for Women: He’s Not Affectionate Enough

When we partner up, we bring our unique personalities, qualities and preferences to the relationship. This includes everything from our food choices, hobbies, interests, movie selections and bedtime routines. With every new relationship, there are issues to navigate. A common … Continue reading

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How to Be Yourself on a First Date- eHarmony Guest Blog

First dates symbolize new beginnings, excitement and potential for great love and friendship, although they can also be attached to a variety of fears, anxieties and insecurities. Many people experience challenges in dating, like getting involved with a potential partner too quickly, not … Continue reading

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Are Your Own Thoughts Creating a Barrier to Finding Love?

I am a huge believer that our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs shape our world and the way we see ourselves and others. What we focus on in our minds expands into our lives and therefore, as a psychotherapist, I am a … 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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How to Learn the Dance of Dating (and get rid of the “dating game” approach)

I cringe every time I hear someone describe dating as a game.  When I think of a game, I think of rigid rules and the idea of conquering or winning.  I picture players racing to score, trampling on the opposing … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why Your ‘Relationship Picker’ May Be Broken- eHarmony Guest Blog

In dating and relationships, you may look back and determine that you picked the “wrong” partner. Maybe you chose someone who looked good on paper, but was lacking relationship skills or was emotionally unavailable. You might have been blinded by his or her looks, status … 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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Ten Ways to Increase Your Self-Esteem- eHarmony Guest Blog

Do you ever feel as though you’re waiting for someone to love and appreciate you? Do you feel “less than” because you are single and other people in your life are in relationships? Do you find that you wait for … 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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Five Reasons to Avoid Sex with an Ex (If it is true love and happiness you are looking for…)

On the path to love, it is natural to go through periods of loneliness, anxiety and insecurity.  During these times, it is especially common to crave comfort, attention and connection.  These emotions are part of the process of dating, break-ups … Continue reading

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When Anxiety Strikes During Your Date: Six Ways to Manage It- eHarmony Guest Blog

Getting through a first date is a common source of anxiety and worry for many. There may be urges to avoid dating altogether or settle for someone who you don’t ultimately see a future with. There is really good news though. If … Continue reading

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