Dr. Romance advises a reader on how to talk to her family about her inter-racial relationship.
Dear Dr. Romance:
My question of the week is how to deal with family opposition of my inter-racial relationship. My dad, who is in his 70s, is vehemently opposed to my relationship with my fiance (who is white). He hasn't even met him and given him a chance. It is quite frustrating given that our wedding is in a few months and I'm not even sure he will come. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Why this one big mistake is “the kiss of death” in many relationships that could have real potential
As a relationship coach who works primarily with some very successful women, there’s one big mistake I see women make over and over again in their relationships with men. I know for a fact that this problem sabotages – and kills – millions of potential relationships before they ever get off the ground – and I also know it’s 100% preventable.
Here’s the problem:
Dr. Romance examines the difference between taking responsibility and taking blame.
One of the trends I dislike in our culture is the reluctance of people to take responsibility, or to respond with care to each other. In my counseling practice, I hear a lot of self-justification, mind-reading, defensiveness, blaming and complaining; which is why relationships, friendships, business connections and day-to-day living are not going well for that client. Their lives are not about trying to understand their own role in the problem, so they can deal with it effectively, but to push the responsibility off onto someone else, and avoid it.
“Are you a parking ticket? Because, girl, you've got 'fine' written all over you.”
Reader’s comments were so funny and clever that we just had to share.
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I prefer Madeline Kahn's Line in Blazing Saddles Lily VonSchtup: "Is that a wrabbit in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"aaeisen
I asked this girl if she was from Nashville, because she was the only "Ten I SEE" It didn't work....Holy Cow Batman
Learn three easy ways to protect your heart while dating.
I got a call from my girlfriend Lena the other day. She was down in the dumps over a guy she met on the Internet. She and Brad had been dating for a month. Things seemed to heat up quite quickly. They had been intimate sexually and were also planning a weekend trip together. Lena was absolutely smitten. They had so much in common and she found him easy to talk to and loved spending time with him
Four ways to meet guys when the weather gets warm.
If you do a Google images search of the word "springtime," pages come up full of colorful wildflowers, fluffy animals and couples enjoying romantic outdoor moments. So, gorget about those New Year's resolutions. Springtime is about new beginnings, shedding old habits, cleaning out your closet and finding new love.
Doctor Romance has some Happiness Tips for recovering from divorce.
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Dear Dr. Romance , I'm reluctant to get married again.
When a relationship that probably began in hope and joy has ended in failure, grief and pain, It's very understandable to be concerned about repeating an action that was so hurtful. Here are some Happiness Tips for recovering from divorce.
Dr. Romance’s 3 tips for letting go of the pain of divorce
I actually thought that pleasant statements really meant something about the person when I went on dating sites. But after a lot of email and phone conversations, and writing Create New Love, I learned my lesson. They had a Pollyanna view of life, or they had their profile written by a professional, or they combined all the positive traits in profiles they read! So I learned to read between the lines. I’m going to show you some lines to “read between” so you can exclude those people now instead of discovering down the road that this really isn’t working. My free podcast covers even more of this.
How do you respond when the person seems just so so nice? Be curious about your feelings.
One man wrote:
Do you get texts from a guy you like, but things aren't progressing? Here's what's really happening
As a dating coach for women, I get loads of emails from women who are confused by the mixed signals men send, especially about texting. For example, you meet a guy online who wants to text all day and night, but he never asks to meet you. Or maybe you've had one date with a guy that went really well. Then he resorts to texting, but hasn’t asks you out again. What’s up with that?
A new study reveals interesting information about men and online dating.
In a recent study conducted by Harris Interactive for AnastasiaDate.com, a group of 1,000 men were polled on their thoughts on online dating. The men ranged in ages from 35-55. Over half of the men had tried online dating, and of those who tried, over 65 percent had actually met someone through the medium.