3 Signs He Wants a Relationship But is Scared to Commit

Jade came to me with a clear focus for what she wanted to work on. “I want to show my boyfriend that he can trust me,” she said. “He had a really toxic relationship with his ex, and now he says he’s scared of getting close to anyone else again. How can I help him get...

How Your Social Network Can Wreck (or Support) Your Relationship

Question 1. Would you date someone your parents didn’t approve of? Question 2. Would you date someone your friends didn’t approve of? The research is in. The days of listening to parents are over. You’re much more likely to be swayed by your friends’ opinion....

Be Friends with Your Man (Just Not All The Time)

Do you consider your partner a friend? You should. Sometimes. The French philosopher Jean de la Bruyere once said, “Love and friendship exclude each other.” This is a deep topic. I mean, think about what the average dating relationship is like. There are similarities...

Get Your Love Life Moving Faster by Setting Goals

There are two schools of thought when it comes to dating. School #1 says: “It will happen when it happens.” Don’t force things. Trust that it’s all happening perfectly. Pay attention to your intuition and surrender the rest. School #2 says: “You’ve got to MAKE it...

What Romance Novels Can Teach You about Real Relationships

So I’m no expert on romance novels marketed to women. (You probably could have guessed that, right?) But I have read a few because it’s related to work I do. For me, the most fascinating part has nothing to do with the budding romance that inevitably swings into full...