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 5 Tips for a Great First Phone Call

5 Tips for a Great First Phone Call

Many of my dating coaching clients have questions about what to ask during the first phone call. They want to know how to quickly weed men out. Understandably, most busy midlife women say they don't have time to waste on the wrong men. What I have found over the past 10 years as a dating coach, and from dating to find my own husband, this can be trickier than you think. If you mess up  the first phone call, you could end up with few first dates and keep yourself single.

The "Cure" For Marital Problems

The "Cure" For Marital Problems

Do the research. I did. What are the most common reasons for divorce? Depending upon the survey, you’ll get slightly different answers. But there are a few that are mentioned frequently: Communication, unfaithfulness, financial, parenting styles, abuse. But are these really the reasons?

Top Ten Dating Red Flags For Divorced Women

Top Ten Dating Red Flags For Divorced Women

Your divorce is over and you are ready to get out there and start dating again. You are both excited about the possibilities and terrified that you will find a loser. Chances are you will meet some wonderful – and not so wonderful – men during your journey. Your responsibility is to know exactly what you want in a man and to keep your eyes open for potential red flags. Dating Red Flag #1 – Is He Wealthy?

Why The Prequel To "Sex & The City" Is A Flop

Why The Prequel To "Sex & The City" Is A Flop

As a devoted Sex and the City fan, it was obvious within the first two minutes that the musical blast from the past (including Joy Division posters, Modern English, Cindy Lauper, and even Kim Carnes) would be the only remotely enjoyable aspect of the show's new prequel, The Carrie Diaries.

3 Simple Steps To Embrace Your Inner Critic

3 Simple Steps To Embrace Your Inner Critic

We all know this voice. It’s the one that shows up when we are being human and it says things like, “You’re so stupid! How could you have said or done that!? What were you thinking!? No one is going to like you if you keep saying/doing that! You screwed everything up!”

How Coming Out Of The Closet Can Change Your Life

How Coming Out Of The Closet Can Change Your Life

Imagine living in a closet.  I would think it feels lonely, there is little freedom to move around, and the chances of meeting someone you can share your life with becomes much less likely, unless they open the door.  The term “coming out of the closet” is very apropos in that the real life experience of those living in the closet is stifling.  We all know (and don’t know) people who live in constant fear of being tagged as gay.  Professionals who are competent and normally in control of their lives can become shaken and insecure if they give away pe

Where To Meet Mr. Right

Where To Meet Mr. Right

If you have been single for an extended period, it is common to have a variety of thoughts regarding why you have not met Mr. Right. Have any of these thoughts crossed your mind? I need to move to another city (state, country) because no one I meet here fits my criteria for love. All the great guys I am attracted to are already married or committed to someone else. My life is hectic and I find it difficult to fit a social life into my schedule.

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, It's Cold Outside

With temperatures dropping across the country, it can be easy to want to stay indoors and escape the cold weather. Unless you are ordering take-out and the delivery man is a good looking single, the chances of meeting a special someone are limited. If you would rather have a Snuggie than a snuggle, use this time to try online dating. If you are already a member of one site, revamp your profile and update your information. By going online, you can search for singles without ever having to get out of your footed pajamas.

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The Hollywood Reporter screening of 'Downton Abbey' Season 3.

In Love & Money: Lessons From 'Downton Abbey'

This week, I encouraged amy clients to tune into Downton Abbey — and not for the fabulous clothing, the witty dialogue or the historical intrigue. Couples — married, engaged, or in committed relationships — can learn a great deal from the way that two of the key protagonists, Mary and Matthew Crawley, have fiercely disagreed over money.