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January 20, 2019

The Answer Lies in Our Attachment Styles. 

As I observe my single friends and family members navigating the dating world and looking for love, I keep hearing the same question: Why do I always end up in the same kind of relationship? “I started out feeling optimistic ab...

December 18, 2018

Then he growled, with his Grinch fingers nervously drumming, 

“I MUST find some way to stop Christmas from coming!"

--How The Grinch Stole Christmasby Dr. Suess  

To varying degrees, we all have an enemy within, a part of ourselves that operates inside our heads in m...

November 20, 2018

Research shows that expressing gratitude is good for your mental health. It increases happiness and decreases depression. It also enhances empathy and reduces aggression. It promotes social interactions and fosters new relationships. Gratitudecounteracts other toxic em...

November 5, 2018

Research indicates distinctions between the two are arbitrary and artificial. 

I have received some interesting questions on Daring2Love Instagram about masculine and feminine identity. A typical one asks, “How can I be more feminine in a relationship? How can I attract...

October 30, 2018

The most effective way to maintain good communication in your relationship.

The other night at dinner, a man asked, “What do you suggest my girlfriend and I do to maintain good communication in our relationship?” What came to mind was all of the bad communication that I...

September 1, 2018

Actions we can take to make romance burn brighter.

August is National Romance Awareness Month, and I am well aware that there are a gazillion blogs and unlimited advice out there about how to maintain romance in a relationship. Just google “keep romance alive” if you do...

June 9, 2018

Feeling love and emotional harmony with your partner is wonderful; feeling angry is not! But anger is a natural part of life and is therefore inevitable, especially when two people share life closely. One of the biggest challenges a couple faces is how to deal with ang...

June 1, 2018

To maintain a successful relationship it is necessary that both people maintain their own individuality and respect the individuality of their partner. Each is concerned with their own and their partner’s continued development as a person. In my book, Daring to Love, I...

May 1, 2018

Being vulnerable is a popular topic of conversation these days. In fact, at this time, Brene Brown’s TED talk “The Power of Vulnerability” has had more than 30 million views. In spite of all the talk and of how much we may want to be vulnerable, especially in our roman...

April 1, 2018

I’ve been wanting to tell this story, but so far it’s ended up getting edited out. First in my book proposal (too long!) and then in the book’s introduction (doesn’t really go here!) But now I have a website where I can write anything I please, so this is the first sto...

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Preserving Individuality to Strengthen Your Relationship

June 1, 2018

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