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Dear Dr. Romance: My father opposes my inter-racial relationship

Dear Dr. Romance: My father opposes my inter-racial relationship

Dear Dr. Romance: My question of the week is how to deal with family opposition of my inter-racial relationship. My dad, who is in his 70s, is vehemently opposed to my relationship with my fiance (who is white). He hasn't even met him and given him a chance. It is quite frustrating given that our wedding is in a few months and I'm not even sure he will come. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Dear Reader:

The Most Uncomfortable Conversation EVER Could Save Your Marriage

The Most Uncomfortable Conversation EVER Could Save Your Marriage

We’ve got some good news and some potentially bad news about your marriage. First of all, the good stuff... So many headlines shout out scary news about infidelity. We read that 50% of all relationships will be destroyed by cheating. We hear about countless celebrities and political leaders who have been caught having affairs. Their marriages are left broken and in pieces. What’s actually good about this?  It’s not true!

The biggest – and most preventable – mistake women make in dating

The biggest – and most preventable – mistake women make in dating

As a relationship coach who works primarily with some very successful women, there’s one big mistake I see women make over and over again in their relationships with men. I know for a fact that this problem sabotages – and kills – millions of potential relationships before they ever get off the ground – and I also know it’s 100% preventable. Here’s the problem:

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What Makes Men Husband Material

What is "husband material" anyway? If you are single and looking for Mr. Right, this question has probably crossed your mind more than a few times. If you are a romantic, you probably think the sparks and fireworks you feel every time you are together will let you know. If you're more pragmatic, you likely have a list of attributes you want, and you dismiss men who don't live up to those expectations. Both of these approaches require modification to accommodate real human beings with strengths and weaknesses.

True Happiness Comes From Your Relationships!

True Happiness Comes From Your Relationships!

Do you ever come home after a night talking with friends or family feeling satisfied, content, even euphoric?  When we open up, share ourselves, listen to each other, and really connect, it makes us feel like we belong.  That connection with others is the key to a happy life.  And having that perfect partner, your soul mate, to connect with is part of this.

The Number 1 Trait that will get you through the Bumps in the Roa

The Number 1 Trait that will get you through the Bumps in the Roa

As you settle into a long-term relationship, you settle into its particular rhythm. Every relationship has one and every rhythm is unique to that relationship. Sometimes you will affect your relationship; sometimes life will impact its ebb and flow.  Either way, you can be sure that your path will not be a smooth ride without any bumps or detours. Yours may look something like this—

Response-Ability

Response-Ability

One of the trends I dislike in our culture is the reluctance of people to take responsibility, or to respond with care to each other. In my counseling practice, I hear a lot of self-justification, mind-reading, defensiveness, blaming and complaining; which is why relationships, friendships, business connections and day-to-day living are not going well for that client. Their lives are not about trying to understand their own role in the problem, so they can deal with it effectively, but to push the responsibility off onto someone else, and avoid it.

Use Affirmations for Positive Mothering

Use Affirmations for Positive Mothering

Be kind to yourself today. Affirmations by themselves are not all that need to do to enact change within yourself, but are a wonderful enhancement to positive self-development.   Positive parenting and feeling well and confident take conscious, daily effort. The conscious processing of perceived hurts and events helps clear out old habits, making way for new thoughts and ways of being.