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Do You Really Want This Relationship To Last?

Do You Really Want This Relationship To Last?

In a relationship a decision must be made “do I really want this to work or not?” If the answer is yes, there are a few essential rules that must be followed: 1. Communication. This is one of the most important aspects of any relationship. If you can’t talk to each other  it will not last.

5 Behaviors Are Killing Your New Relationships
We see you shooting out those jealousy beams. Stop that!

5 Behaviors Are Killing Your New Relationships

Congratulations, you've landed a new relationship! We're super excited for you, but wait! These five things still have the potential to take down even the most promising of new relationships. Listen to our dating advice to save things before it's too late!

Toss your Biological Clock and Reset Your Deadlines

Toss your Biological Clock and Reset Your Deadlines

 I confidently pegged the future me as a cool 28 year old bride, skipping down the aisle in naïve bliss. A mother by 30, easy peasy. At 29 I was single and childless. At 32, the ticking clock escalated to an outright blare. Tick – find someone now. Tick – you’re not getting younger. Tick. Tick. Tick.

woman and dog by lake
Don't muddy your self-esteem with negative thoughts.

How To Have The Confidence You've Always Wanted

Our negative experiences from the past often influence our level of confidence in the present. By releasing the pain or fear from the past and building our future on positivity, we can have the great self-esteem we've always wanted.

How to Fight With Your Partner

How to Fight With Your Partner

In a healthy relationship, fights are going to happen.  (Often, a complete absence of fights is a sign partners have become irrevocably disconnected.)  So the goal isn’t to eradicate all fights; it’s to make sure you’re fighting well. What I mean is, a good fight is one that’s productive: grievances are aired, resentments are released, both parties ultimately feel understood, and the least possible emotional damage was inflicted.  A bad fight is–well, the opposite of that.

What is really happening when we argue?

What is really happening when we argue?

Being an attachment based therapist, I do believe there is a powerful connection to our childhoods and how we form relationships with others in our adulthood. In a sense, in times of conflict, we really do resort to child-like behaviors in an attempt to regulate our emotions and get security from others.

Do You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With the Scale?

Do You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With the Scale?

I know that it's sad to admit, being a health coach and all, but I've spent a majority of my life being overweight. Counting grams and calories, weighing and measuring portions. If there is a diet out there, I've probably done it. And over the years, I developed a very unhealthy relationship with the scale.

5 Tricks for Making Your Date More Pleasurable

5 Tricks for Making Your Date More Pleasurable

Dear Annie, I'm determined to find Mr. Right. I'm putting myself out there to meet men, but I never find one who is a good fit. It's incredibly discouraging. When I go on a date, I try to look my best and have a positive outlook. But at this point, I feel that it's pretty hopeless. It's hard to keep up my spirits.