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Why Your Online Dating Profile Doesn't Work

If you are using online dating, you probably have noticed that it is much more difficult to meet good quality men than you thought it would be. Right? So why is it that some women can meet one quality guy after another and other women attract nothing but perverts and losers? Is it possible that there are underlying causes which are responsible for these discrepancies? Well, I believe there is.

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What do you do more of: Freeze, Fight or Flee?

How Do You Handle Conflict?

None of the three Conflict Personality Types are bad or wrong. However, they all presuppose that conflict warrants a red-alert warning to the system, as would be the case if a tiger with yard-long claws was running you down. Often, conflict, although admittedly uncomfortable, is a huge opportunity for some part of the relationship dynamic to be shaken loose and upgraded. We often miss or overlook the opportunity entirely, so busy are we trying to maintain our safety from the perceived threat by Freezing, Fighting or Fleeing.

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Relationship advice you should take before you eat that corned beef & cabbage.

13 Lucky Love Lessons For St. Patrick's Day

I have to admit, given the popularity of last week's message on the power of habits, I am noticing a habit I have. I have the habit of celebrating Holidays, no matter what they are! Any excuse for a celebration works for me. Today's Holiday — St. Patrick's Day — much like most Holidays, is one that has evolved over the years, to say the least.

Toothbrush Ecstasy! Yes, You Heard Me Right!

Toothbrush Ecstasy! Yes, You Heard Me Right!

One of the most vetted topics out there is – “How do you keep the sex fresh after years?” My advice: Brush your genitals! Literally, minus the toothpaste! Like I am always saying you don’t have to bend like a pretzel or preform like a circus act to have the most exciting sex life. You can add simple things (like a toothbrush) or tweak your regular routine to keep things interesting (adding lights, re: previous post “Lights Off”)!

Critical Words To Leave Open Doors

Critical Words To Leave Open Doors

Critical words are hard to avoid in any relationship from personal to work and usually- especially in romantic. I’m sure we’re all guilty of it from one time or another but let me tell you what that does. Say you think your companion dresses like a nerd and you’re always getting on him about the way he dresses. Well, all it takes is one girl passing by to say- “hey, nice bowtie” and something clicks. They light up in a different way because someone appreciates this quirky thing about them.

Beating Temptation

Beating Temptation

I had an interesting conversation this morning with a friend about temptation and thought I’d blog about it while it’s still fresh in my mind. We were discussing a recent infidelity that he experienced with his wife - the how’s and why’s of her actions. Infidelity leaves such a huge scar. I wish more people could see the depth of the scar- how it will affect their companion emotionally, their next relationship, etc.

The Art Of Starting A Relationship

The Art Of Starting A Relationship

Most daters will be the first to tell you- they hate dating. I don’t have to explain why. If you’ve ever dated, I’m sure the words have slipped your tongue once or twice. It’s simple, daters don’t actually like the “legwork” so to speak of actually starting a relationship. I would say in general, people really enjoy being in relationships, it’s just the getting there that’s tricky.

Protect Your Relationship From A Heated Argument

Protect Your Relationship From A Heated Argument

A few months ago I read “Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage”- by Elizabeth Gilbert who is one of my favorite people not only to read but to listen to. She reads her own audio books and she speaks as beautiful as her writing sounds. In her book she mentioned that her and her partner were having a dispute, and they were both at that point to where (and I think we can all relate to this) they were right on the verge of saying some words out of frustration and anger and her partner stopped her- and said “Let’s be careful”- meaning let&rsqu