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 …

30
Sep

How Being a Slave to Beauty Hurts You

Jane Fonda turns 80 in December. Last Sunday night she appeared at the Emmy awards with an amazingly youthful appearance for someone who’s 79 years old. How does this affect you as a woman today? We don’t always see how much we’re pressured by unrealistic and unattainable beauty ideals. Their influence is subtle, yet very …

23
Sep

Rejection Hurts: 5 Ways to Make the Best of It

As you well know, dating can be difficult. Dry spells, disappointment, confusion… many obstacles wait in your path. REJECTION, though, is probably the worst of them all. Whether you have felt rejected because you never got a call for a second date or because you were broken up with, most of us can clearly remember …

15
Sep

How to Take Your Love Life to a New Level: 5 Ways

Do you know that something isn’t working in your love life, but you’re not quite sure what the problem is? Do you feel like you have recurring issues with the men you meet or date? Have you had a series of crash and burn relationships? Are the men you meet just not looking for what …

9
Sep

The 5 Best Ways to Meet a Nice Man

“How can I meet a nice man?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get when speaking to women on the radio, on TV, in public – everywhere. Finding a Nice Man is Harder than It Seems To begin, countless women don’t realize that they aren’t very likely to meet someone by …

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 …

10
Aug

Dating Less? Maybe It’s a Good Sign

It’s easy for women to start to worry when things slow down in the dating department. I’ve had more than one patient on the road to becoming their own Brand of Sexy say to me, “Dr. Susan, what’s going on? I thought I’d be dating more often now, but instead…” These dry spells can lead many …

4
Aug

Are You a Bully? The Reality of Fat-Shaming

Did you know that fat-shaming is essentially bullying? The Merriam-Webster dictionary says bullying is “abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by someone stronger, more powerful, etc.” When criticizing someone for their weight, you are adding to the emotional abuse they already receive regularly from our fat-shaming culture and probably from others close to them in …

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