I BelieveNever settle for second best in your relationships. ~ Charles J. Orlando
About Charles J. Orlando
Charles J. Orlando is a bestselling author and relationship/interpersonal relations expert who has spent the last 10+ years connecting with tens of thousands of people to answer two key questions: What challenges plague romantic relationships in today's technology-centric world; and what do women and men truly want from their significant others in a long-term relationship? Referred to as "The Malcolm Gladwell of Relationships" by the media—and "Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Hitch" by his readers—Charles has built a massive following on Facebook—completely by word-of-mouth—where he offers free, street-smart love advice to men and women around the world. Providing advice and relationship insights to the masses has been a personal calling for Charles, with his overarching goal to "positively influence as many people as possible."
Charles has been working directly with thousands of men and women and indirectly with hundreds of thousands via social media. His approach is one of reality and balance, steering clear of techniques that might sound good in a clinical book/setting yet nearly impossible to apply when considering the organic reality of life (kids, bills, jobs, shifting dynamics, outside influences, interpersonal relationships external to the central relationship, etc.).
Charles is an active member of Mensa ("the High IQ Society"), is a contributing writer to a variety of online and print publications, and is regularly tapped by the media for his relationship and marriage expertise, including Self, Men's Health, Shape, and The Reporter.
Charles J. Orlando Success Stories
"Your writing has change me for the better..."
I just wanted to say something to not only Charles, but to his many fans and followers: For quite a long time, I was having my doubts about my relationship and how much longer we were going to draw it out, so to speak. The connection we seemed to share was gone or at least out of sight. As I have read several posts, advice, suggestions and such on here, I have learned so much, changed much, and felt differently about how I see things. I love my other half very much, but I just didn't have faith in our relationship.more
I do now though. It wasn't necessarily him that needed "evolvement" it was more or less me. We are better than we were and getting along so much, it seems surreal to me because it has been such a long time since we were like this. I wanted to say thank you because I now have hope and am happier these days. Even though this book was for the majority focused on bettering a man, it has bettered me. I am so glad I didn't completely give up and walk away from what I want to be my future.
"You are the voice of women everywhere."
Women seeking a relationship
Well... I have been here watching comments and people talking on your Facebook page for quite awhile now...and I have seen you help quite a few people. You seem to be quite a talk, and people keep asking you to come to their show, or radio station to talk about your book. I have seen how women say you empowered them to break free of their old relationships that were nothing but toxic, and be able to take back their lives. I have watched as you went from alittle under 100,000...to over 400,000....and it really hasnt been that long. I think women have finally found a voice for themselves, and even men see a light and a guide to be able to treat their women or understand them better....and it keeps spreading, and spreading and spreading... I have seen you make an incredible influence on many people. EVEN through the negative to'words you, there is positive... because it SHOWS them what they are doing is wrong...and will stick with them for quite awhile, or until they change it.. LoL - Thats what I mean. ....n I think its kinna cool.
"You hit the nail right on the head!"
Women in complicated relationships
I just finished reading your book. In all honesty, when the book arrived, I felt disappointed at the thickness of it. However, once I began reading it I was amazed at the content. I found myself thinking "OMG, that's me/him" or "So and so should read this too!" I've thought of all the places I could "leave" my book accidentally or others to read but I'm too afraid of not getting it back. Unfortunately, many of the scenarios you have written about I have experienced and many of the things you have described about what women want, you hit the nail right on the head mate! If only all men were as perceptive to their partners needs and wants, women around the world would be happy, and so would men. I can't wait to share this wonderful book with my daughters and nieces and anyone else in my cirlce who wishes to read it. The best investment I have made in many, many years.
Mom thanks Charles for altering daughter's relationship
From Debbie in Idaho: "I finally talked to my 22 year old after hearing from her sister that she had a very difficult conversation with her boyfriend and was very upset. First thing she did was talk about your book. From reading your book, she realized how her boyfriend was trying to manipulate her and how she was changing to suit his needs and not hers. Once she realized that, the conversation with her boyfriend took a much different direction than originally planned. If I had told her any of this, I doubt she would have believed me. But she believed you, Charles. Thank you!"
"Charles saved my marriage."
Couples considering divorce
From Claire in Louisiana: "Charles saved my relationship. I was married to the man I dated in High School. We loved each other but had massive problems we both could not get over and divorced. Fast forward... three years later and we had to move in together due to some health problems (long story). Things started to spark but how do you deal with a mountain of resentment and hurt? By chance I got an email from Charles and that is when the healing started. We both read his book and learned a ton about not just our relationship but about ourselves. It has taken some time but we are finally at that place again but this time with the tools we need to make it work. We still argue, all couples do, but we know how to argue and when to just let it go. We know what the other one needs and when we don't know, we know how to ask. If you can get over the crazy title (which you will so get once you get to know Charles and his humor) then you will see just how powerful this book can be!"