Dear Dr. Doris, I’m in an uncomfortable situation. I hope there is another way to handle the problem other than personally confronting my date. I met this woman a couple of weeks ago at a party. Things were great until I asked her out to dinner. That’s when I experienced the shock of my life. She has absolutely terrible table manners. She talks with food in her mouth and she’s so animated with her fork and knife that I had visions of having a meal with Edward Scissorhands.
Dear Dr. Doris, I need your advice. I am in a relationship, almost a year now. The good news? I don't think I've ever felt more loved, adored and appreciated by anyone. The bad news? My boyfriend has no steady income. I'm in my early 50s, divorced and I'm not making much money.
Benjamin Franklin said " Energy and persistence conquer all things." Consistency is an action that is often overlooked by society. You probably don’t hear people telling you to be consistent in order to accomplish your goals. This quote reminds us that persistence and energy can conquer anything. On days when you don’t feel like doing anything, think about staying consistent.
Concerned new moms often call me to ask, “Are my feelings normal or am I depressed?” Here are two basic guidelines to help you differentiate between the Baby Blues and postpartum depression (PPD).
It is “the initial mystery” that is exciting when you are first starting out with someone new. It is the lure that keeps your attention & wanting more. Being too available or too accommodating in the initial stages changes that dynamic, which inevitably causes new encounters to fizzle. People need to hold back a little piece of themselves in the beginning & let time take its’ course. Why are we always in such a rush to prove ourselves to the “new” person?
Call me an Optimist, because I think one can always find some calm in the middle of a storm. Call me an Opportunist, because I knew Hurricane Irene could come in handy just as much as a wing woman for NYC ladies looking for love before the Village Voice proclaimed it.
Today's modern woman has taken on a lot more responsibility than ever before and is now learning to balance a career, motherhood, household upkeep and a loving relationship. How is it possible to evenly give attention to each one of these daily occurrences?
More and more I am surrounded by women over 35 years of age who want to get married, but cannot find a suitable partner. They have heard the best places to go for singles over 35, have been set up on numerous blind dates, have joined online dating, and still don’t have a ring on their finger. These women are educated, have a great job, great homes, gorgeous, and would make the perfect wife. What’s wrong? When I talk with these women, many think the problem may rest with the guys.
I have worked with individuals and couples for the past 43 years, and I have heard this question countless times: "Why doesn't my partner want to have sex with me?" Over and over, I discover that there is often ONE major reason he or she doesn’t want to have sex.
Couples often come to me for help with their communication. In fact, virtually every couple that I have ever seen has stated in one form or another that they have trouble communicating. They are usually referring to the way in which they verbally communicate with each other. However, there is another form of communication that is even more important and largely misunderstood, and that is the way the partners are thinking about each other.