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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?
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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."

It happens to the best of us...
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It happens to the best of us...

I love sharing my stories with you because they are real life examples of what most of us go through in some way or another. This week, I am telling you about a woman I spoke with that went through an emotionally abusive relationship AND is a strong, powerful woman. She has given me permission to share this with you, in hopes that it is a starting point for you to come to the same realization that she did.

Is Excessive Compassion Disorder Ruining Your Relationship?
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Is Excessive Compassion Disorder Ruining Your Relationship?

It's safe to say women are the more compassionate of the two genders. As women, we are also much more in tune with seeing potential, this can be the potential of a person or of an idea. The problem so many women have is that they hone in on the potential of the guy they're dating more than seeing him for who he is at that point in time. Helping a man reach his full potential is an incredible and beautiful thing. However, it can take a toll on you if you let this desire run wild and that is where things get sticky.

Dear Dr. Romance: On Dating at Work
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Dear Dr. Romance: On Dating at Work

(Click here to view the video.) Work can be the ideal environment for falling in love: you are in close proximity for a long period of time, you may have developed a good working partnership, and from there it is a short step to romance. However, workplace romance can present big problems.  Dr. Romance helps you figure out the right and wrong ways to do it.   Dr. Romance on Dating in the Workplace

Is It True For Me? 3 Relationship Myths
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Is It True For Me? 3 Relationship Myths

As a person committed to reading, researching and learning, I often get to the point where I have taken in so much information that I have no other choice than to throw some of it out! In the area of relationships and love, this is even more necessary.  There are so many conflicting ideas about how to do relationships, that the whole thing becomes a mass of confusion.  What seems to be most important is to keep returning to the question: ‘Is this true for me?’

Weighing in at #1 Relationship Factor [EXPERT}
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Weighing in at #1 Relationship Factor [EXPERT}

As a psychologist specializing in relationship, I've discussed the need to prioritize your relationship, to make time for it.  Certainly, if you don’t have any time for it, then there’s really no relationship. I wish I could say that merely spending time together is enough.  However, what you do with the time also matters.  I’m not speaking about how you pass the time – the activities you do.  Rather, it’s the quality of how you relate to one another.