18
Nov

Is It Manipulation? How to Get What You Want from a Man

Is trying to get what you want from a man the same as manipulation? When I suggest that a woman might benefit from some strategies to help her approach dating and relationships, many women feel uncomfortable and conflicted. They say to me, “I don’t want to play games” or “I don’t want to seem manipulative.” …

4
Nov

Love Life Trouble? How to Keep Going When You Want to Give up

Life can throw you a curveball when you least expect it. And sometimes, that curveball seems to hit you square in the face, leaving you feeling bruised and beaten. Whether you’re having problems with your family, friends, or dating life, failure or setbacks can take a serious toll on your outlook and your wellbeing. They …

12
Oct

Is It a Good Idea to Be Friends with Your Ex?

Whether he wouldn’t commit from the beginning or crushed your heart after making promises, getting broken up with can be miserable. Despite how it ended, though, many women remain friends with their exes after the the separation. Is it really a good idea to be friends with your ex after the breakup? In my professional …

6
Oct

How to Get Past Roadblocks on the Path to Love

Does your love life often take you to déjà vu land? You know, that place that’s familiar because you feel like you’ve been there before? Maybe every date you go on feels like the previous one or has a similar outcome, so you’ve begun to think all men are jerks or that you’ll never meet …

26
Aug

Looks Can Lie: Why Judging Is Bad for You and How to Stop

“Never judge a book by its cover,” a wise person has surely told you in the past. It can be hard to resist that impulse, however, if you feel pressured to make flash judgments based on very little information – a situation that is very common in our culture. We have all had experiences in …

19
Aug

Are You Losing Power in the World of Modern Dating?

When it comes to progress, many people seem to think that all change is good. In reality, some changes can have both good and bad consequences. Progress in the women’s movement for equality has faced such struggles, like when we earned the ability to work outside the home only to find ourselves doing 20 hour …

28
Jul

Dating? How to Read the Warning Signs

Make no mistake — dating today is like jumping into the deep end with eyes closed, hoping you will find your way to the surface despite not really knowing how to swim. With all the dating “rules” changing faster than anyone can keep track, understanding how to interpret certain dating behavior has become an art. …

14
Jul

Is It Love or Are You Wanting to Be in Love?

It’s easy to fall in love with the idea of being in love. Movies and TV make falling in love seem so appealing. Did you know that romance novels are the most popular literary genre, comprising half of all paperback books sold? The thought that love will solve all your problems can be a pleasing …

9
Jun

How to Keep from Falling for a Narcissist

If you’ve ever had any kind of a relationship with a narcissist, you know it’s all about him. For that simple reason, they don’t make good boyfriends or husbands. Your feelings never matter and he won’t be good at compromise. If you’ve ever fallen for one, it’s not your fault. Our culture applauds, rewards, and …

26
May

Can You Trust Your Instincts with Men?

(an excerpt from the book Be Your Own Brand of Sexy: A New Sexual Revolution for Women) Let’s look at your instincts for a minute. There’s a big difference between animal instincts, the sexual feelings we might have for a guy, and our protective instincts—that little warning bell that goes off in your head that …

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