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You Don't Know Someone Until You Have Conflict

You Don't Know Someone Until You Have Conflict

People often ask me how they can know whether or not someone they are dating is REALLY open. "He seems open, but how can I know? My last guy seemed really open until we started living together and then he was always angry. I don't want that to happen again," said Kiera in a phone session. "Have you and your boyfriend had significant conflict yet?" "No, we've only been dating for two months."

Are you a prisoner of your life?  3 steps to break free. (EXPERT)

Are you a prisoner of your life? 3 steps to break free. (EXPERT)

Have you seen the movie, All I Wanna Do?  It's a relatively unknown film from the late 1990s. On the surface, this movie about an all-girls boarding school in the early 1960s is fluff. But as the story develops, we learn that some of the girls are there because they are rebels, hard to handle, there because their parents didn’t know what else to do. Fluff, fluff, fluff… And then they learn that, because of financial difficulties, the school will merge with a boy’s prep school.

When Is Enough Enough? [EXPERT}

When Is Enough Enough? [EXPERT}

When you have been seeing someone and they continue to let you down and do things that they know you would not appreciate; when is it time to cut your losses and move on? I have been seeing this guy off and on. We have not been exclusive because of the issues I have with his drinking and always having to be out. And then tonight took the cake. He puts on his Facebook a status that was so disrespectful towards me. It basically wrote that he was looking for a hookup and of course when he wrote this status he was at a bar. So everyone knew that that's what he was implying. 

Dating the Insecure Woman vs. the Secure Woman? Part 1

Dating the Insecure Woman vs. the Secure Woman? Part 1

Men love women who are secure and loathe women who are not. We know females do crazy things when they love hard. But all too often, these are based on fear. Fear will make you act crazy, so be sure to check yourself and please do not act based off your emotions. Men often speak of their love in terms of action, instead of simply saying “I love you.” If you want him to say it, it would be best for you to express how you feel and tell him, “ I love you, baby.” Eventually, the words will come out of his mouth.

Being Afraid To Love. [EXPERT}

Being Afraid To Love. [EXPERT}

Love is a tricky thing. It can change you in a good way and a bad way. When you have had failed relationships more than successful ones; it is easy to close yourself off even when someone who enters your life who would be perfect for you. I have never truly been in love. I have thought in the past that I was in love twice, but now that I revisit those memories and relationships I realize that those weren't true love. They were faux relationships.Most of them used me for my kindness and took advantage of how giving I am.

Is Your Partner Good For You?

Is Your Partner Good For You?

You know you are in a good relationship if you both bring out the best in each other. Do you remember in the film 'As Good as It Gets' when Jack Nicholson’s character tells Helen Hunt’s character why he thinks they should be together? He says to her, “You make me want to be a better man.” Well, that’s what I’m talking about here!

28 Dos & Don'ts Of Divorced Parenting [EXPERT]
Don't let your divorce damage your relationship with your child.

28 Dos & Don'ts Of Divorced Parenting

One of the most damaging things you can do to your child is to use them as an object of your anger. Here is a list of dos and don'ts that can assist you in parenting in a way that best protects your children while you are going through your divorce.

Digital Infidelity: Innocent Fun Or Online Affair? [EXPERT]
Who are you e-flirting with?

Digital Infidelity: Innocent Fun Or Online Affair?

Remember the days when cheating had a very simple definition? "Thou shall not commit adultery or covet thy neighbors..." was pretty straightforward. If you kissed, touched, connected emotionally or had sex with anyone other than your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife, it was considered cheating and it was wrong. Enter the age of the internet, smart phones and social networking. The definition of cheating has become a little more complicated.