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June 12, 2014

What Drives Relationships?

Over the years of talking to different people about relationships and marriage, I’ve noticed several common traits in people’s motivation to be in a relationship. I’m sure each one of us can relate to one of them thinking about our own relationships at some point in time. These common traits are emotions (love, excitement, affection, care, connection, etc.); fear of loneliness; having a role or a status of a boyfriend or girlfriend (feeling of belonging); support of specific needs (accommodation, financial support, emotional support, etc.).
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January 20, 2013

3 Signs That He’s Interested in a Relationship

1. He Makes Good Eye Contact Since guys are visual, it goes without saying that they stare at women whom they find attractive. This is significant because, as a general rule of thumb, men tend to
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January 18, 2013

Creating Emotional Dependency

Whenever you hear the word “dependency,” most of us think in terms of some form of addiction or disease. It tends to imply something that should be avoided, fixed, or terminated. Most individuals with dependencies are those with addictiv…
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January 15, 2013

What To Do When He Says, “Call Me”

What do you say when that cute guy you’ve had your eye on calls you? You may feel nervous and excited when he calls, even if you’re an adult, but that’s okay. It’s normal to feel like that. After all, this could be the start of a new rel…
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January 10, 2013

Biggest Mistakes Women Make

Many times when men pull away, women are left wondering “What happened? What went wrong? Was it something I said? Something I did?” They agonize and replay last conversations and meetings over and over. The biggest mistake women make …
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January 8, 2013

When It Comes Relationships: Patterns Don’t Lie

Many men and women know the definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result) and in spite of this knowledge, they continue to date or marry the same type of person while expecting a diff…
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January 8, 2013

Is Your Fear of Commitment Holding You Back?

In my counseling practice, I often work with clients who have a deep fear of commitment. These individuals generally say that they want to be in a loving relationship, yet they keep picking “the wrong people.” Someone like Allison who…
December 31, 2012

3 Turnoffs That Make A Man Pull Away

Of all the questions I get from women around the world about men, these are the most common – “Why can’t I get a guy to notice me?” or “What did I do wrong that made him not interested in being more than friends?” What usually follows…
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December 30, 2012

Is Your Boyfriend Having Doubts About The Relationship? What To Say When He Has Them

You’ve been dating a great guy for about nine months now and things seem to be going very well. You are attracted to him, enjoy hanging out, and can see a great future ahead. All is well… until he tells you that he’s having doubts about …
December 2, 2012

Living together before Marriage???

This topic has been debated since the dawn of Women’s liberation. What’s sad is that usually the argument is only between those who say it is and isn’t morally wrong. Nothing wrong with that discussion but there is more to this question …

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