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May

How Will Your Love Life Be Different When the Country Opens?

The past few weeks have been extremely difficult for all of us. We’ve been sheltering in place to protect ourselves from getting COVID-19 and overwhelming our healthcare system. Our collective effort is finally paying off, as the rates of infection and death are declining. Naturally, many parts of our country have opened or are making …

4
Feb

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Break Up?

Have you ever had a gut feeling that you ignored, and then ended up regretting it? Perhaps your instinct is telling you something is seriously off with your current relationship. It might be time to be more objective about it and decide if it’s time to move on. For the past month we’ve discussed how …

27
Jul

Does Feeling Alone Drive You to the Wrong Relationships?

Even though our world is hyperconnected thanks to technology, loneliness is increasing. Before the rise of the internet and social media phenomena, only 11% to 20% of adults in the ‘70s and ‘80s claimed they were lonely. Recent surveys paint a different picture. Now, a full third of American adults feel lonely, and loneliness can …

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.” …

28
Apr

How Do You Get Top Treatment from Men?

It’s unfortunate, but it’s true: many women today allow men to get away with almost whatever they want. In fact, many men have gotten so used to women chasing them that they see no point in putting in much effort during the dating process… after all, why should they? Think about it. Women call men …

17
Feb

Should You Use the Three-Date Rule to Decide When to Have Sex?

Charlotte York, the prim and traditional friend from the HBO show Sex and the City, popularized the concept of the “Three-Date Rule.” The idea was that a lady “shouldn’t” have sex with a man until after their third date. But our cultural pressure to be sexual has changed this to “you must decide within three …

5
May

Are You Asking Too Much from Dating? How to Know

Am I asking too much from men? Are my standards too high? Am I single because my dating expectations are unrealistic? These are some of the most common questions I hear every day. Last week’s blog about how to get top treatment from men may have brought up these concerns for many of you as well. …

23
May

Is Your Dating Life Sabotaging Your Confidence?

How empowered do you feel when you aren’t treated well by a man? To be confident in yourself and have a happy dating life, it doesn’t matter if you are successful in your career or have a full social calendar. When you spend time with men who don’t treat you well, odds are you will …

1
Dec

Social Media Danger: How It Can Break Your New Relationship

It’s no surprise that introducing social media into your budding relationship has the potential to backfire. There are good reasons why women who want a serious relationship often don’t introduce their new man to their friends until they’re sure the relationship has some real possibility. And social media is a lot like bringing him into …

12
May

How to Have a Good Relationship – Your Way

Readers and patients often ask me how they can begin to expect respect in a relationship and finally have a relationship on their own terms – the Be Your Own Brand of Sexy way. We’ve talked before about why respect is essential in every relationship and how to know whether you’re asking too much from …

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