Remember times when you felt stuck in the way something was and you couldn’t imagine how to change? And then suddenly, someone or something helped you see it a new way. This clarity slapped you in the face … in a wow, eyes –wide -open kind of way!Read More
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Relationship Attachment Styles—Are you a rock, paper or scissor?
Attraction and connection are a natural part of our DNA, so why isn’t it naturally easy to be in a love relationship? The answer has a lot to do with how we attach to others. Read More
Safe Dating … Beyond the Obvious
In light of the tragic news about Ingrid Lyne, I’d like to share my guidelines and tips on staying safe while dating. Read More
Why many successful women suck at finding love
You’re an overachiever in all areas of your life, with one exception: a long-lasting love relationship.
Love happens when you tackle the obstacles standing in its way
You want to be in a relationship, but find yourself stuck and can’t seem to figure out why. You assume it’s because it’s just hard to find a partner at your age. Read More
Don’t try and be the “Best Date Ever,” just be yourself.
I see a lot of dating advice telling women “how to be the best date ever” or “how to make sure you get a second date” or even “how to get him to commit.” Read More
Online dating algorithms do make mistakes!
I’d been active on Match.com for several months. Like most single women, I’d been letting the man make the first move toward me by email or a wink. Then it occurred to me that maybe my luck would change if I made the first move. Well, my luck did change in a big way! Read More
Can Love Be Found On Tinder?
My gut reaction is to answer adamantly “No Way!” But then, there’s always that one-in-a-million chance of meeting someone on Tinder that could lead to a long-lasting relationship—although I’m not a betting kind of gal with those kind of odds. Read More
You Can’t Manifest Love—It Requires Action
For our second year anniversary, I gave my partner Geoff a framed Holstee Manifesto. What I like about it is that it encourages you to take action to change your life. If you want to be in a long-lasting and loving relationship, you often start out by thinking about it and imagining it in your mind. Many dating advice people and programs talk about this thinking as “manifesting love.” While this could be a good place to start, trust me, it’s not enough. Read More
The many benefits of dating when you’re older (and wiser)
As the saying goes … with age comes wisdom! In my opinion, there are many benefits of finding yourself single at 40 or 55 or older. Dating when you’re older is a huge asset and here are a few benefits for starters: Read More
Men who are “UNAVAILABLE”
I’d just turned forty, was single and dating a lot. But none of the men I was meeting seemed to be turning into long-term relationship material. What did they all have in common? They were all unavailable. Today, it’s crystal clear to me why this was happening, but at the time I was so incredibly frustrated and exhausted from riding this dating roller-coaster.
Does Your Potential Partner Fear Intimacy? (Part 3 of 3)
Once you begin dating, assess whether or not the men you’re seeing are emotionally self-aware and available. You cannot force someone to open up to you, but you can be smart about being aware of signs of this and choose whom you become involved with. Read More
What to do if you fear Intimacy (Part 2 of 3)
Now the hard work begins. The first step in overcoming fear of intimacy is to determine where you are on the spectrum. If your fear of intimacy feels extreme, you should seek professional help. It is difficult work, but it will be essential to your ability to develop and maintain a healthy long-term love relationship. Read More
Is Fear Of Intimacy Blocking You From Finding Love? (Part 1 of 3)
A fear of intimacy is one of the most difficult obstacles to dating and finding a long-lasting relationship. It is not easy to detect, there are typical signs to look for and determine if this fear could be the contributing factor to why you’ve been unable to find love. Read More
Can A Long-Term Relationship Keep You Healthy?
For better or for worse … in sickness and in health.
Studies show again and again that relationships are critical to our long-term mental and physical health. This WebMD article Does a Better Relationship Mean Better Health? discusses that when we are in a relationship with another person, our behaviors are less risky, we tend to stay more socially connected with others and we feel more supported. Basically, we tend to take “better care of ourselves when we have someone who is invested in our happiness.” Read More
Can 36 Questions Lead to Love?
I’ve heard from many people about a recent article in the New York Times, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This” by Mandy Len Catron. She looks at how psychologist Arthur Aron made two strangers fall in love in his laboratory more than 20 years ago by sitting face to face and answering “a series of increasingly personal questions, then they stare silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes.” Here is a link to the 36 questions and a sample: Read More
Is he lying in his email or text?
You’ve gone out on a few dates and he said he’d get back to you yesterday about details on the next date. Yet when you heard from him today he said something like this: “Hey, sorry about yesterday and not getting back to you, but I ended up having to work late. How about you? How was your night?” Read More
Is a Dating Coach Really Necessary?
Most people need help and guidance when they’re trying something new, whether it’s finding yourself single at 40+ or changing your dating patterns. Whatever the case, we all could use a little help with finding love. But do we really need to hire a dating coach? The short answer is no: You don’t need coaching to be successful with dating and finding love. Read More
The “relationship glue” that holds couples together
You wake up grumpy in the morning and can’t talk without your coffee, yet he understands and loves the grumpy you. Even though you get anxious and fret about your family get-togethers, he is there to support you and run interference because he knows your family is a little crazy. Now that’s long-lasting love. Read More
Beware of Instant Attraction
You know this story: You meet a man and you’re instantly attracted to him in a “Oh, my goodness! I feel electricity bouncing all over me” way. You think, “Wow! It seems like we’ve known each other in another life. It feels so familiar with him.” The reality is you have met him before! Read More