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5 Helpful Things To Say To Someone Being Abused [EXPERT]
What do you say to someone who you know is being abused?

5 Helpful Things To Say To Someone Being Abused

The other day I got a call from a worried parent, concerned about her 17-year-old daughter who is in an abusive relationship. She asked about what she could do and how she could get her daughter away from him. A question I am sure is mirrored by lots of worried parents, friends or co-workers who know someone they care about is in an abusive relationship but don't know what to do about it. I thought long and hard before I answered this parent and I just said, "Be there for her."

Go With Your Gut: Dating Instincts

Go With Your Gut: Dating Instincts

Jamie had been dating Jason for 5 months. They moved fast. The pace of their relationships was relentless — 3 dates a week, entire weekends together, texts through-out the day, almost nightly phone calls. It was out of character for both of them, but that was okay because it just felt right.   And then Jamie went on vacation without Jason to a country without cell phone service. And finally, Jamie and Jason had a moment to think.

Confused & Unsure? You May Be Suffering From Abuse [EXPERT]
Are you feeling unsure of yourself in your relationship?

Confused & Unsure? You May Be Suffering From Abuse

So how do you know if you have fallen prey to this subtle form of abuse? It is helpful to start paying attention to your feelings and emotions. If you tune into your body, you will gain clues to help you discover if your partner is trustworthy or not. The easiest way to tell is to ask yourself, "Do I feel emotionally safe with my partner?"

Honesty is Such a Simple Word

Honesty is Such a Simple Word

   I  often get calls from guys regarding “flaky” girls. I heard three frustrating stories in one week. The first one is about a very sweet gentleman named Joe who had a date set with Cindy. Cindy even confirmed by calling Joe to ask if they could meet one hour later that night because she had something to do. He complied and went to pick her up at 7:45 p.m. He arrived at her door; knocked, there was no answer. He knocked some more and even called her name. The lights in the house were on and the dogs were barking.

It's Not About Sex

It's Not About Sex

Do you sometimes feel an aching hunger in the pit of your stomach?   It is a deep longing for something to fill the void you sense is there.  One client recently described it as a clenching in his gut and a desperate emptiness with a compelling urgency to fill it.  Unfortunately, he like many of us misinterpreted the feeling and what he really needs.

3 Ways You Are Rejecting Your Spouse

3 Ways You Are Rejecting Your Spouse

As I sat on my bed, looking at my wife as she got ready for bed in the bathroom I was excited about the conversation we had had earlier in the day about having sex. I picked up my book and began to read as I waited for my beautiful wife Alisa to come to bed so that we could have some fun. The minutes ticked by one after another. My eyes began to shut as my body relaxed for another night of sleep. When I woke up it was the next morning and the feeling of being rejected once again hit me.