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Ditch Your List and Start Dating Like a Grownup

We all agree there must be chemistry for a romantic relationship to work, however, does the fantasy of a "perfect partner" outweigh the reality of being loved? I ask you this, are you still operating from the perspective of a 16-year-old or are you ready to date like a grown-up and toss aside the rigid…
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Three Ways to Open Up Your Heart to Love

When I was working in hospice as a social worker many years ago, it was then that I learned an unfortunate truth… no one escapes pain and sorrow. Just about everyone I encounter in my practice today has experienced some sort of painful relationship ending... MORE >
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Love, Dating and Vulnerability

The one subject I typically see other relationship experts fail to recognize is the feeling of vulnerability that one experiences when he or she is dating. Because of my background as a masters prepared social worker and my past experience working with vulnerable populations... MORE >
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Still Single? Here’s How Not to Be Next Valentine’s Day

Even though I make my living as a relationship expert, I am the first one to agree, Valentine’s Day is nothing more than a “Hallmark holiday”. It’s a way for the greeting card companies to make a few extra bucks. That said, I know it still shines a huge spotlight on your single status, making…
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Three Dates Does Not Make a Relationship

As you can imagine, after 13 years of matchmaking and dating coaching I’ve seen and heard a lot when it comes to relationships. However, there are some relationship patterns that tend to be more prevalent than others... MORE
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It’s Complicated Because You Make It So

Just because I am a hopeless romantic doesn’t mean I have some illusion that relationships don’t take work. And because I am a relationship expert I know they can be complicated, have their ups and downs, and be a lot of work. MORE
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Why Dating is Necessary

Featured on the Teen Mentor by Julianne Cantarella. It seems as if dating has become nonexistent among the 14 to 22 year old set. From my observation, it’s a rare occurrence when someone takes a date to the prom, goes out to the movies as a couple or gushes over a crush. MORE
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