Category Archives: Love

THE HUFFINGTON POST: First Dates and Trump Tapes: Fighting the New Norm of Foreplay

Women Who Want Respect Do Not Want Trump Whatever political side one chooses, it is plain to see that fear is a strong element in the psychology of both sides.  Those of us who use social media are seeing something that looks worryingly like civil war. But with his outwardly decaying dialogue on women’s issues, it is clear that Trump […]

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THE HUFFINGTON POST: Get Over the Gossip: A Response to Brad and Angelina’s Divorce

Once, the idea of Brangelina was everything. I believed they were the perfect couple. The concept was like an empty canvas I could paint. I was filled with hope; I was excited. And over the course of ten years, I followed the two lovers that I considered to be soul mates. I felt totally in […]

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Is Your Partner Selfish in the Game of Love?

You might as well face it, you’re addicted to love. Or sex. Or it could happen. We fall into these bad habits because our search for a mate grows so complicated that we will do almost anything to make it easier. Moreover, our deepest sexual fantasies can interfere in our hunt for that ideal partner. […]

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Can’t Get A Date? You May Have Been Benched

You haven’t been dropped, you aren’t in the keeper league, and you’re still in the live draft… but you aren’t playing the game. You’re on the bench. Being benched is similar to being kept ‘on the hook’. If a guy keeps acting like he wants to date you, but never acts on it, he’s keeping […]

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Faux vs. Full: Is Your ‘True Love’ Faking It?

Imagine you are carrying around a faux Prada bag you bought for six dollars in Chinatown. It looks real. It feels real. But how long can you keep convincing yourself that it is? Relationships all too often work the same way. Eventually, the fake label falls off, the seams bust, the handles break. The quality […]

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Writing from the Soul: How Your Story Defines Your Self

Why do so many of us feel like our lives are fictions that need revision? It’s because every one of us has a specific, unique story that we tell ourselves about ourselves: This is our ‘go-to story’. Our individual, internal self-narrative defines our entire world. Our stories shape the context in which we view what […]

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Dating & Mating: Why ‘Good Girls’ Find Love – and Bad Girls Don’t

“My place for a drink?” Ella asked Chris, knowing full well she wanted more than wine to top off three hours of steak and stimulating conversation. It was their first date. But heck, it’s 2016. Who worries about “those rules” these days? “Want to just have sex?” she asked him matter-of-factly as they lounged on […]

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The Risk of Falling In Love

Bob Marley put it eloquently: You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting […]

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Forgive Yourself

The truth is there is no way forward but through forgiveness––we must forgive ourselves. Finding a love mate can involve rigorous work in regards to our own individual development. Whatever your system of belief, or non-belief, we all still struggle with the same existential questions. “Why am I here? What is my purpose?” And whatever […]

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