You're always dating online, you just don't realize it

Social media has changed the relationship world as we know it. It’s like a double-edged sword. It can lead to introductions and may serve as a casual way to build a relationship – a good way to avoid those awkward moments at first. But, it also causes problems. ...more

When Love is Kind: Mutuality in Relationships

Many people ask me, “How will I know if I'm in love?” Answer: Anyone who's in love usually knows it; the real question should be are we mutually in love, or am I wasting my time? If you want to be secure in your primary relationship, knowing how to create mutuality and work together greatly increases the chance that you'll make it as a couple. When I’m counseling couples on the verge of divorce, it’s amazing how establishing mutuality allows the love to come back....more

Dear Dr. Romance: What I fear has happened the second time round

Dear Dr. Romance:I hope you can help me. My boyfriend passed away two years back... We were pretty much engaged, living together and everything. I thought i was over the whole thing, but now I know I'm not.A month back, or so.. i was seeing a man, and today i found out he had passed away. He reminded me so much of my late, they shared the same name, just second name being different. In the grieving process, I'm feeling the loss of both. And my late especially....more

Finding Your George! Never Stop Looking for Love

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Why men lie

The Beatles are lying to you.

So.I have been with the same man for 11 years, and while I am in no position to preach about relationships, there are a few things that I know to be true.Love is not all you need.But, Carrie! If your heart is pure then the two of you can endure anything! Draw your strength from one another! Love is all you need!Nope.Here is what I have needed thus far in this marriage to stay alive, and more importantly for him to stay alive.So much patience that I can’t even measure it....more
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How to make a woman happy (Guys Take Note!)

As I walked through a local book-store the other day, I found several books for women on men, but I have to say the lack of books for men on women was disturbing to say the least. We all need a little advice in the relationship areas. Right fellas? With all the horomones raging, the expectations, and gender roles placed on us by society, it can be quite challenging to determine how to keep your girl happy. No lady is really the same and when you enter a relationship, a person is always changing and growing....more

Top Five Tips for How to Make Your Man Feel Loved on Valentine’s Day

I talked to a man last week who was getting ready to go on a year long backpacking adventure. He fully admitted he was trying to run away. The ink on his divorce papers was barely dry when he called a travel agent to book tickets to Costa Rica. He was profoundly sad and incredibly unprepared to go on a year long backpacking trip, but was going to go anyway....more

Dating after divorce. 8 Tips to write your online profile and get noticed.

Dating after divorce can be scary. Here are 8 tips to write your online dating profile and get noticed.In the next few posts, I’m going to be breaking down and sharing some of the online dating tips that I learned to help you when you’re ready for dating after divorce. I didn’t learn these tips by reading some book or guide. I learned through my own trial and error. Some worked, some didn’t. I made adjustments, and each time I learned a little more than the time before. I just kept on trying....more

Lonely on Valentine’s Day

Dear Lisa,Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not sitting at home crying.  But let’s face it.  I’m going to be alone on Valentine’s Day, again.  I keep telling myself it’s just a manufactured holiday that doesn’t really mean anything.  However, when all my friends have dates and all anyone is talking about is what they are planning, I feel totally left out....more