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5 Must-Dos For Every First Date

5 Must-Dos For Every First Date

You know the story: You go out on a first date, have a great time, feel good chemistry, and discover you have so much in common. He tells you he likes you and wants to see you again. You get a little tingly…even breathless. You start fantasizing about your next date, or two, or three. You have a feeling you haven’t had in ages: hope! Maybe it will happen for you, and maybe this is your last first date!

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Poor baby!

Should You Let Your Baby Cry It Out?

There are a few things we know for sure. Don't abuse your children. Do feed, clothe and shelter them. Beyond that, you can probably find some sketchy opinion or study to back up any position you take on parenting.

Meet Your Man 2013 Challenge

Meet Your Man 2013 Challenge

Aloha Dignity Daters, and welcome to the final day of the “Meet Your Man 2013 Challenge – 3 Steps to Tell the Difference Between a Player and the Guy Who is Looking for Love!” Today’s challenge, along with The Super Me 14-Day Challenge, is going to put you exactly where you need to be to find your man in 2013. And the final step of the “Meet Your Man Challenge” is…

Set Reasonable Expectations & Watch Your Kids Soar

Set Reasonable Expectations & Watch Your Kids Soar

What does raising the bar look like for you?  What expectations do you have for your children? Setting high expectations is a good thing, as long as the bar isn't out of reach. Some of the students I teach have trouble with organization and keeping track of assignments.  Meetings with parents of middle schoolers and guidance sometimes result in a long list of things the child is supposed to accomplish or master.

How To Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too

How To Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too

Once the decision is made to put yourself out there and start dating, a new world can open up for you. Suddenly, you can go from sitting home on Friday nights watching Netflix, to having a social calendar that is booked for weeks.  Being single can be a fun, carefree time. It's a great time to meet new people, go to local hotspots and experiment with online dating. But how many people are too many people to mingle with when you are looking for your future plus one? 

Downton Abbey: Should Women Say What They Think?

Downton Abbey: Should Women Say What They Think?

This week's episode of Downton Abbey focuses on a timeless question: Should women say what they think?  The year is 1920, and the aspiring assistant chef Daisy wants to move up in the kitchen, and in her life.  She is in awe of Miss Reid, the American maid who spent last week's season opener flirting shamelessly with Alfred and joyfully exclaiming her romantic desire.  While preparing the extravagant edibles for Lady Edith's upcoming wedding, Daisy consults with Alfred:

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Achoo!

Flu Season: When The Nurturer Needs Nurturing

Cold and flu season is upon us. If you're feeling feverish, and you're accustomed to taking care of everyone else's needs before attending to your own, you might feel uncomfortable asking for help. So, here's a crash course in teaching your partner to step up to the plate!

Valentines Day, A Treat Or A Treatment?

Valentines Day, A Treat Or A Treatment?

Nancy was already feeling in the dumps and it was only the middle of January. Fancy Valentine boxes of chocolates appearing in the local drug store made her feel worse. Valentine cards, ideas for gifts and romantic evenings seemed to be everywhere. Nancy, 28 and single, felt assaulted by the media and even the other gals in the office who were comfortably in relationships and busily planning for February 14th. And to make matters even worse, her boyfriend of the last 3 years had just married. She could only imagine how much fun he would be having in a few weeks.

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Bradley Cooper plays mental patient Pat Solitano.

5 Love Lessons From 'Silver Linings Playbook'

The Oscar-nominated film 'Silver Linings Playbook' introduces us to messy relationships and messy lives. The relationships and characters are incredibly sensitive and humane. It is a romantic comedy that highlights the best and worst behaviors of people in relationships.