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Help! My Daughter Is Dating A Criminal [EXPERT]
If your child is with a criminal, it's time to teach her why she needs to leave.

Help! My Daughter Is Dating A Criminal

If you are currently dating a criminal or your daughter is, then my heart goes out to you. Criminals aren't necessarily bad people, they have just made bad choices and they can be the funniest most charming men to be around. Leaving one is never easy and you will need lots of support.

Commitment Phobia: Not Just For Men Anymore [EXPERT]
Are you afraid of commitment?

Commitment Phobia: Not Just For Men Anymore

Commitment-phobic has long been a term used to describe people who have a fear of commitment. Generally speaking, people who fell into this category were primarily men. Today, however, this isn't the case. Commitment-Phobia is not just for men anymore.

Top 10 Topics To Avoid on First Dates

Top 10 Topics To Avoid on First Dates

I wrote a post on my personal blog some time ago about what not to say on a first date.  Admittedly, I break most of my own rules and have talked about {on more than one occasion} my ex-husband, writing a dating blog, my friends from the internet and a slew of other topics that I mentioned in my post.  Surprisingly, these topics have never been deal breakers and I’ve had men comment on how unscripted conversations with me are unusual on first dates.  A man recently descri

Once Upon a time...

Once Upon a time...

Once Upon a time there was a kind little girl with questions in her heart. Once upon a time there was a mom who was ready to answers those tough questions. It is a familiar story: boy meets girls, falls in love, gets married, has lovely daughter, grows apart, and gets divorced. I knew the day would come when Mina would begin to start asking me questions about my marriage and recent divorce with her father. She is almost 6 and I thought I had, maybe, a few more years before an in depth conversation.

Encouraging Words To Build Confidence (EXPERT)

Encouraging Words To Build Confidence (EXPERT)

Words can hurt or heal. Choose the words you say so your voice will be one of encouragement and praise, rather than demeaning and negative. Change the way you talk to others, and change their lives and yours. Empower those you incounter with encouraging words and phrases. I want to share a story with you about why I am so driven to teach, guide and mentor parents, coaches, counselors, police, teachers and other adults who are in a position to work with young people. Tell Me The Words To Say

Survival Kit for Dating in a Hectic World

Survival Kit for Dating in a Hectic World

Have many of your dates amounted to nothing?  If you are dating today, probably!  Sometimes, it seem like a waste of time and energy?  For sure.  And yet, you have to date to meet someone worth meeting, right?  Even though you are enjoying the freedom and fun of single life and are not nescessarily in a rush to find a long term partner, you still want to date quality people and have a satisfying love life.

Should You Divorce An Unfaithful Spouse?[EXPERT]
Can you forgive a spouse who cheated?

Should You Divorce An Unfaithful Spouse?

Since 1994, we have worked with thousands of marriages, many affected by infidelity, though all the other problems have been represented in quantity as well. Control and domination, addiction, anger, step-family difficulties, in-law problems, and more lead people to contact us for help. They do not always call to seek help to save their marriages; sometimes they call because they feel confusion about whether they should divorce or try to reconcile their marriages.

Dating 101: What are you really attached to?

Dating 101: What are you really attached to?

When you first start dating someone, it is easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of excitement and anticipation. You feel an attraction, like the way this person makes you feel, and believe he or she has the qualities that you are looking for. After a few dates, you might even conclude that there is a future here for you and the answer to your relationship woes. And even though you have only known this person for two or three weeks, you feel like you’ve known this person forever.

3 Simple Steps To Your Healthiest Self [EXPERT]
How healthy are you?

3 Simple Steps To Your Healthiest Self

Most of us feel we have too much on our plates, both literally and figuratively. So, we start on a journey from here (wherever you are) to there (wherever you want to be) — pursuing a personal version of vibrant health and happiness.