Dating Advice Quiz: Building Trust in Your Love Intuition. Part 1 of 2.

DatingAdviceQuiz

Had your heart broken? Don’t want to be hurt or duped again in love? People who triumphed over their previous bad relationships did at least these three things: They took time to understand their past relationships and childhood. They remained optimists about themselves and love. They knew they could lead happy lives without a love partner—but they kept their heart open to the possibility of finding love.   In my five years of … [Read more...]

How do you know you’re in love? Try this checklist.

how do you know if you're in love

My clients and friends frequently ask me: “What do you think of (Bill or Linda?”) They want to know what you and so many other people want to know: “How do I know it’s good love? At some point in our lives, most of us have thought we were in love with the “right” person. If that sounds like you, don’t worry. It’s not only normal to feel that way—but it’s often a good thing—for a while at least. … [Read more...]

5 Things You Can Do NOW to Avoid Making the Top Relationship Mistakes

New Relationship Help

Have you ever thought that you found The One—only to realize later after much heartache that the person was The Wrong One? Finding healthy love is so important to your mental and physical health. It’s unfair that it’s so difficult to find the right person. It’s not fair. Here is checklist of love behavior to avoid. It comes from my research with thousands of people like you—who are accomplished in many aspects of your life—but, often, not … [Read more...]

Is It Cheating if there is No Sex?

is it cheating if there is no sex

Is there such a thing as a non-sexual affair? My clients and research participants have often asked me this question. Many of these women and men talked about their friendship with someone with whom they could have sexual feelings, and they were surprised when their intimate partner expressed jealousy. “But there isn’t any sex,” the men and women said. … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Reduce Stress about Work, Home and Love: Adding Love & Order

5 ways to reduce stress

Uh-oh—another study about women’s unhappiness at home. The sociologist Arlie Hochschild wrote in her 1997 book, “The Time that Binds,” that time at home with spouses and children was more stressful than time at the office. The author described home as a place where couples had on-going tasks about caring for children, the household, finances, and all the emotional ups and downs of family members. Women were particularly stressed because they … [Read more...]