Dr. Romance asks: Are you addicted to your smart phone?

Recently, clients have been coming in to Dr. Romance's office with questions about their cell phone use: either it is creating a problem in their relationship, or with getting work done, or even health problems.  Here's how to tell if you have cell phone addiction; and what to do about it....more

Dear Dr. Romance: Should I give up on her?

Dear Dr. RomanceA question for you: I have a female friend that I dated for 7 months - she dumped me - and is, I think, dating some other guy.The question is: I have tried to ask her for 5 or 6 different events - and have gotten turned down for each one - with some excuse - the excuse sounds good - but I think its just that an excuse. So, the other day Ipoint blank asked her -  do you want me to stop asking you out - and be honest" . Her reply was "NO"....more

Dear Dr. Romance: What is being a therapist like?

Q & A with a Dr. Romance reader:Q: I would like your advice and input. I have been working in business for 12 years as a CPA and have recently been quite  frustrated with it. Recently I did some career/interests/aptitude testing and found that the work I do now is pretty much what I am LEAST suited for! Lots of psychic energy spent being successful in this career.A: Yes, I was an accountant for 15 years, so I understand. It didn't make me happy, either....more

Dear Dr. Romance: I am a substance abuse counselor

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Turning Poison Into Medicine

The revered Sufi poet, Rumi, wrote: “We turn poison into medicine and our sorrows into blessings” ...more

Emotional Self-Control

One of the most powerful ways I found to stop being a doormat in relationships was to learn emotional self-control. When you’re too reactive to your partner, he or she can easily draw you into a fight that stops you both from focusing on fixing the problem. Self-control is not easy. In the face of your partner’s actions, it’s difficult not to react. But learning to stop and think, to respond thoughtfully and carefully rather than quickly and automatically, is hard....more

Dear Dr. Romance: Can short guys date?

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