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Transitioning from Being Single to Being Half of a Couple: The Top 3 Perpetual Issues

It can be a hard transition, moving from being single and independent, to being half of a couple.  In my practice this week, I have seen 3 different couples who are struggling with just this issue.

For the couples this week, the major challenge has been to decide what happens with relationships with former lovers.  Many people today form close connections with those that they date.  They often have a history together which usually precedes the current relationship.  Sexual interest may no longer be present; however, the emotional connection with the former lover can feel threatening to the new partner.

Making decisions as a couple about how to shift loyalties (or in some cases, whether or not to even make that change) is often grounds for conflict. Those who are in the ongoing friendship may believe that it is harmless and innocent and often a very significant friendship.  The other half of the couple may be concerned that it will “blossom again” or he or she feels excluded and an outsider even if included in their activities.

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July 1, 2011 Posted by | Dating, dating advice, men and dating | Leave a comment

Understanding Women: Ten Secrets Men Should Know About Women

Have you seen that coffee table book … the thick book, the one with the title “Everything Men Know About Women”?  When you open it up, every page is blank.

Women can be complicated and men are often perplexed about the best ways to treat them.  For help in understanding women, a man may talk with his guy friends … sometimes a good idea, sometimes not so good.  He may also talk with his female friends or relatives for help in understanding women … generally a better idea.

In reality, all women are not the same, so the best person to ask advice in understanding women is the woman herself.  Women love to talk about what they like and what makes them happy.  Some well-phrased questions are appreciated and flattering.

Just to get you started, however, here are some helpful hints to help you in your quest of understanding women and it might make a difference for you in your relationship.

Understanding Women:  Top Ten Secrets

1.  Women need to feel special. They really want their man to show that they have thought about them, what they want, and look for a way to make it happen.

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January 19, 2011 Posted by | Dating, dating advice, men, men and dating, relationship advice for women, Relationship Dilemmas, women and relationships | Leave a comment

Relationship Advice for Men: 5 Tips for Successful Dating

Why does dating have to seem so hard?  It would be so nice if men could just relax and enjoy the experience like golf, basketball or one of their favorite sports!

Getting the ball rolling usually falls on the shoulders of the guy and, unless you have a healthy dose of self-confidence, this can be a scary task.  Even more intimidating if you are an introvert.

Online dating can solve some of the initial fears as you can ease into it a little more slowly and without as many risks, at least early-on; however, even that has an intimidation factor with it.

We have some relationship advice for you.  Here are a few dating tips, whether you are just entering the dating market, back in it after a while or still struggling to find the right match.

5 Dating Tips for Men

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September 17, 2010 Posted by | Dating, dating advice, men and dating | 1 Comment