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 …

19
May

The Orgasm Gap: How to Keep from Being Shortchanged

Many women believe that casual sex empowers them. They don’t want to be passive. They don’t like waiting for a man to make the first move. They want to take charge. But casual sex isn’t empowering for everyone. In fact, it doesn’t work for many women. In a culture that pressures you to be sexy …

29
Apr

Are You Gambling With Your Heart?

Have you ever wondered whether a guy was into you? Did you later discover that you’d been gambling with your heart? Why is this pattern so familiar today? It’s not your fault. Our culture puts so much pressure on us to be sexy and sexual that many of us believe that’s the key to getting …

15
Apr

How Can You Say “No” to What You Don’t Want When Dating?

Savvy women know they get what they want with men when they can say “yes” to what they want and “no” to what they don’t want. Saying “no” is usually the more difficult action to take. You may not be able to do that yet, and that’s OK. Even if you can say “no,” here …

31
Mar

Is Modern Dating Hurting Your Chance for Blissful Love?

We all know that the pressure on women today to be sexy and sexual causes many problems. Have you considered that it’s likely to be hurting your love life too? Here are some examples of what happens when women let our cultural pressures guide them: – Using the latest trendy dating app, Megan says she’s …

17
Mar

Drinking and Rape- How to Protect Yourself This St. Patrick’s Day

It may seem like harmless fun to have a few drinks on St. Patrick’s Day. Unfortunately, alcohol is a big factor in the incidence of date rape. Simply put, date rape is unwanted sex from a person you know. No one is “owed” sex, not even if they bought you a nice dinner. It also …

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 …

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