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Creating Tension for a First Great Kiss!

Creating Tension for a First Great Kiss!

Typically good relationships have some element of surprise and the unexpected in them. The key to this is tension. Tension is critical in the early stages of a relationship and can be a healthy stepping stone in establishing a deeper connection down the road. While it may seem counter-productive, tension actually helps to create a positive environment. Here are a few tips on how to create tension in the first kiss.

5 Quick Ways To Tell If He's Ready for Date #2

5 Quick Ways To Tell If He's Ready for Date #2

It's a fast paced world we're dating in. Why waste your time, Single Girl? Instead of going on date after date, learn some handy time saving tips so you can get to Date #2, or get out, as quickly as possible. Here's how: Conversation Flow: Assess the conversation flow. This is the most important thing--more than attraction, more than the restaurant, more than his outfit. If the conversation flows well, there's a possibility for a second date.

Dear Dr. Romance: On Dating at Work

Dear Dr. Romance: On Dating at Work

(Click here to view the video.) Work can be the ideal environment for falling in love: you are in close proximity for a long period of time, you may have developed a good working partnership, and from there it is a short step to romance. However, workplace romance can present big problems.  Dr. Romance helps you figure out the right and wrong ways to do it.   Dr. Romance on Dating in the Workplace

family playing in fall leaves outside
Autumn is a beautiful season to enjoy together.

10 Ways To Make Time For Family This Fall

Leaves falling, soccer balls, pumpkins, football jerseys, sweatshirts, crisp air ... all indicators that autumn in full swing. While parents are busy driving from activity to activity and kids are getting back into the school rhythm, we often forget how to connect as families, so here are some ideas.

Oh Dad No: Do We Have to Have the 'Sex Talk' Now?

Oh Dad No: Do We Have to Have the 'Sex Talk' Now?

Being a professional life coach for teens has its benefits and challenges.  Frankly, most of the benefits come from my wonderful adolescent clients.  Ironically, the biggest challenges come from my own teenage children.  My oldest daughter is a senior in high school, and when it came to the “sex talk” I was told that I was not the appropriate parent.  Even though I had numerous conversations time and again with other teens, it was clear that I wasn’t allowed to speak with her about this topic.  I was given the reasons, relinquished that role and

Keep Passion Alive as You Weather the Seasons of Your Marriage

Keep Passion Alive as You Weather the Seasons of Your Marriage

It's fall! In the Midwest, trees' leaves are beginning to change colors creating a gorgeous palette of red, yellow, purple, brown and green.  It is a season for bundling up and cheering on your favorite football tea and for drinking apple cider.   Just as our calendar year has its seasons, so too does your marriage.  When you notice that your relationship has changed, it can be disconcerting.  You might worry that love has died or doubt your partner's feelings for you. 

Is It True For Me? 3 Relationship Myths

Is It True For Me? 3 Relationship Myths

As a person committed to reading, researching and learning, I often get to the point where I have taken in so much information that I have no other choice than to throw some of it out! In the area of relationships and love, this is even more necessary.  There are so many conflicting ideas about how to do relationships, that the whole thing becomes a mass of confusion.  What seems to be most important is to keep returning to the question: ‘Is this true for me?’