10 Ways to Determine if You’re Settling or Just Being RealisticPosted on February 19, 2018
10 Ways to Determine if You’re Settling or Just Being Realistic When it comes to romance, we overthink everything. It’s a legit question. When the honeymoon phase ends, and realism sets in, it can be tempting to wonder: Wait, am I settling? After all, with the seemingly endless supply of options nowadays (cue: swipe, swipe), it can … Continue reading 10 Ways to Determine if You’re Settling or Just Being Realistic
Classy Ways to End a Bad Date Going NowherePosted on January 23, 2018
Classy Ways to End a Bad Date Going Nowhere When our people-pleasing, romantic hopes get in the way of ending it. One of my clients met a guy online. When she met him in person, he was at least fifty pounds overweight. She said, “Hi, I’m sorry, but you deceived me with your photos. Have … Continue reading Classy Ways to End a Bad Date Going Nowhere
What Did You Say? 6 Skills for More Effective CommunicationPosted on January 20, 2018
What Did You Say? 6 Skills for More Effective Communication Communication is one of the top concerns that brings our couples to our therapy offices. The good news is that with a few skills, you can make a positive impact in this key area of your relationship. Here are 6 of them to help: Soften … Continue reading What Did You Say? 6 Skills for More Effective Communication
Healthy Relationships Aren’t PerfectPosted on January 5, 2018
Want a Perfect Relationship? Try Actually Accepting Some Imperfections When it comes to love, perfect is very much the enemy of the great. Do you have a friend who is always late, but you put up with it because she’s always there for you no matter what? Or what about that friend who constantly complains about her life … Continue reading Healthy Relationships Aren’t Perfect
5 Tips to Handle a New Relationship During the HolidaysPosted on December 11, 2017
5 Tips to Handle a New Relationship During the Holidays You started dating someone new. It’s only been a few weeks, and you may or may not be exclusive. If you’re anxious about what to do or worried that you’ll ruin things, here are 5 tips to handle the newness of a date or relationship … Continue reading 5 Tips to Handle a New Relationship During the Holidays
5 Tips For Finding Out Where Your Relationship is GoingPosted on December 8, 2017
5 Tips For Finding Out Where Your Relationship is Going I won’t beat around the bush. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I’ve seen it time and time again. Some men keep a woman in a relationship for years, hinting at marriage as a “someday” thing when really they have no intention of … Continue reading 5 Tips For Finding Out Where Your Relationship is Going
10 Questions Happy Couples Are Constantly Asking One AnotherPosted on November 21, 2017
10 Questions Happy Couples Are Constantly Asking One Another Newlyweds vow that this will never be them. But too many couples become emotionally disconnected and they never saw it coming. This doesn’t have to be your story. When I was writing my book, First Comes Us: The Busy Couple’s Guide to Lasting Love it became clear that … Continue reading 10 Questions Happy Couples Are Constantly Asking One Another
7 Dating & Relationship Tips for the Emotionally Unavailable ManPosted on October 16, 2017
7 Dating & Relationship Tips for the Emotionally Unavailable Man In my previous blog, I provided 21 subtle signs of an emotionally unavailable man. I was overwhelmed with the responses from men, saying that many, if not all, of the signs resonated with them. They tell me they don’t want to be this way because … Continue reading 7 Dating & Relationship Tips for the Emotionally Unavailable Man
5 Questions to Ask Before You Break UPPosted on May 9, 2017
I received a question from a reader: Dear Anita, I’m in a 5-month relationship with my boyfriend. Things were great in the beginning but it’s been rocky the last couple of months. We’ve been arguing more and I don’t hear from him as often as I used to. I thought he was “The One” but … Continue reading 5 Questions to Ask Before You Break UP
Why You Really May be Dismissing the Nice GuyPosted on April 18, 2017
Ok ladies, ‘fess up. Have you been on a great date with a nice guy but he just didn’t do anything for you emotionally? He called when he said he would, confirmed plans, was a gentleman…but nothing in the feelings department. Nada. Zero. Zilch. So you dump the nice guy and move on. You meet … Continue reading Why You Really May be Dismissing the Nice Guy
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