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Five Great Places To Have Your Second Date

Five Great Places To Have Your Second Date

The key to a good first date is getting to know each other.  What makes him laugh?  What did she study in college?  Where do you see yourself in five years?  But the second date is about seeing how you two would work together.  A restaurant is great for conversation.  For date 2, try one of these fun and fresh locales to see how you two mesh, outside the context of a forced first date.

What to Wear on a First Date

What to Wear on a First Date

1. Cake-free make-up: it’s understandable that you want to look dolled up for your date, but there’s no need to pile it on. The key is to accentuate, not mask. Highlight your cheekbones with some tinted moisturizer and your eyes with some mascara. If you’re feeling bold, take a chance with some bright lipstick.

3 Ways to Check If You’re Ready For A Relationship

3 Ways to Check If You’re Ready For A Relationship

You just met, and you think you’re getting somewhere with someone new.  But before rushing into anything, ask yourself the following questions, before you get ahead of yourself! 1. Are you prepared to keep in touch with a significant other? There’s a fine line between “clingy” and “communicable.” But it’s understood that a certain degree of dependability and communication is necessary for a healthy relationship.

Make the first move...not sex...most of the time

Make the first move...not sex...most of the time

Read this article to find out when you should not make the first move and that includes sex. Women always ask me “When I meet a guy, can I make the first move?” The answer to this question has 2 parts: Part 1: If you know the guy already, then go for it! Make the first move and ask him out! That doesn't mean you have to have sex on the first date. Part 2: If you have never met the guy before, the rules become a little trickier and in certain situations you should absolutely NOT make the first move.

Thriving As A Single-Parent Famiy

Thriving As A Single-Parent Famiy

Most people would agree that family is what makes our lives meaningful, our most valuable resource. Family is multi-dimensional: it’s what we’re born into, develop out of, and continue to create throughout our lifetimes. Family carries on long after we are gone. Because of the increase in the rates of divorce and separation, today’s family often includes children, stepchildren, and half-siblings; husbands, wives, ex-husbands and ex-wives; parents and step-parents; and a host of extended family members including grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws.

Talking With.... Young Children

Talking With.... Young Children

Young children are very sensitive to and strongly influenced by the environment they live in and those around them. Yet because of their immaturity, they may not be able to express themselves verbally. Children show much of what they are thinking and feeling, and how things affect them through their play and behavior. When they do express themselves verbally, it often is brief and they are quickly on to other things.

The First Sex Conversation

The First Sex Conversation

Read this article to find out what to say and what not to say about sex when first approaching a guy. You did it! You finally built up the courage and went up to the guy you’ve been eyeing all night. So now what? What do you say to have an interesting conversation that results in a date?

Filial Therapy Helps Parents and Children Connect Through Play

Filial Therapy Helps Parents and Children Connect Through Play

It was 1969, and I had just received my master’s degree in clinical school psychology. Here I was, dragging my family (wife and three children) to State College, Pennsylvania, to enter a doctoral program in child development and family relationships. Unbeknownst to me, a group of clinical researchers from Rutgers University were joining the faculty.

Improving Couples’ Security, Intimacy, Stability And Satisfaction

Improving Couples’ Security, Intimacy, Stability And Satisfaction

Working with couples and families requires a different stance from working with individuals. I like that I can experience the relationship dynamics directly by being in the same room with the couple. It’s so different seeing the dynamics in action as opposed to having one individual describe it to you from her or his view. With couples work, you can witness how quickly one person’s response is cued by the other.