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Tinder: Myths about Sex and Power
18
Sep

Tinder: Myths about Sex and Power

In my thirty years of practice as a psychiatrist, I’ve helped many women overcome self-doubt and heartbreak. My experience helping women heal after damaging relationships or endure frustrating dry spells made me cringe while reading Nancy Jo Sales’ recent Vanity Fair article, “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse.’” The article paints a troubling …

Don’t Get Burned by a Microwave Romance
9
Sep

Don’t Get Burned by a Microwave Romance

A microwave romance is one that progresses at lightning speed. It also typically explodes in your face. We’ve all seen a TV show or movie about love at first sight. A man and woman hit it off, the scene cuts to the two rolling between the sheets, and their romance unfolds to a lifetime of …

Can You Say “No”? Take This Quiz!
26
Jul

Can You Say “No”? Take This Quiz!

If you say “yes” it takes you down a very different dating path than when you say “no.” Many women are people-pleasers who have trouble saying “no.” When we say “yes” to things we don’t want, we can end up over-committed or taking care of others instead of taking care of ourselves. Having trouble saying “no” is a big problem with …

Do you train men to treat you poorly?
9
Jul

Do you train men to treat you poorly?

 Many women are frustrated by dating men who don’t treat them well. But aren’t we part of the problem, too? When we let men treat us badly and don’t require anything better, we let our date get away with it and we lower the expectations for all men. Have you ever considered whether you might …

Why Men Pull Away
26
Jun

Why Men Pull Away

These days, a man often pulls away from a woman just when she thinks things are going great between them. She’s decided he’s “the one,” and he stops texting out of the blue. It’s a very common dynamic, and it causes many women confusion and heartache. Why does this happen? 1.    Our culture no longer …

Is Communication Enough?
9
Jun

Is Communication Enough?

Many women today don’t get the commitment that they want from men. When I give talks on this subject, a man in the audience often asks, “But isn’t the problem just communication? Wouldn’t a woman’s problems be solved if she just spoke up about what she wants?” This is partly true, but it’s not the …

Unhappy With Your Body? You’re Not Alone.
20
May

Unhappy With Your Body? You’re Not Alone.

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and wish something was different? Maybe you want thinner thighs, a bigger chest, or a smaller waist.  If any of these thoughts sound familiar, you aren’t alone. A shocking number of women are unhappy with their bodies. Studies show that up to 91% of women are …

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