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 ... Views: 8
Dear Dr. Romance
A 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 ... Views: 10
Modern day technology has not only had an impact on how relationships begin, it has also had an impact on how they end. In the past, one would have met someone in person and then it would have been possible for them to develop a relationship or something more casual.
Nowadays, the first step ... Views: 15
You surely don’t want to end up looking and feeling unattractive, especially when you want a stable relationship with a woman. It is profoundly significant to know what is it exactly that a woman notices in a man when she is meeting him for the first time. Of course, the first impression may not ... Views: 41
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 ... Views: 43
Dear Dr. Romance:
I work at an Indian health clinic in northern California. I am a substance abuse counselor, or Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor . After scanning a book I found on a colleague's bookshelf called The Real Thirteenth Step I felt compelled to seek it out, and I ... Views: 31
While some people can let go of a relationship once it is over, there are others who are unable to do so. When someone is able let go, it will be possible for them to move on and to embrace the present moment.
However, if they are unable to do this, it is not going to be possible for them to ... Views: 62
Dr. Romance writes:
Many of my clients have come in complaining of a lack of motivation; from not being motivated enough on the job, to not being able to diet, quit smoking, or get out of bed in the morning. They desire to achieve both positive and negative motivations — positive motivations ... Views: 68
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 ... Views: 53
Dear Dr. Romance :
I'm a 5'4" 34yr old male. I've searched online dating sites for a few years now and read thousands of women's profiles. In doing so, I recognized a peculiar trend in women's descriptions of their ideal mate. It's exhilarating to read ... Views: 82
Dear Dr. Romance:
I am having issues with my boyfriend. I was searching something on WebMD and found an article that spoke of your book How to Be a Couple and Still be Free. I started doing some research on you and your other books (It Ends With You, How To Be A Couple and Still Be Free, ... Views: 64
While it could be said that there are some people who are highly curious, it could also be said that there are others who are the complete opposite. This is not to say that this is something that is black and white; as there are going to be people who fall into the middle of the spectrum.
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Dr. Romance writes: I was speaking with a client today about his burn-out in his career. This is a man who’s been very successful, earned a lot of money, and worked hard for a big, national corporation. I told him he was burned-out, and on strike, because he had put himself in a ... Views: 131
Is it your first time to date an escort girl? If you haven’t ever hired an escort service before, this article with essential tips would be helpful for you to have a successful first escort date.
There are escort agencies that offer first class, beautiful and intelligent models. These lovely ... Views: 106
Even though one can have the need to be in a relationship with someone who is available, it doesn’t mean that this takes place. Instead, they can end up attracting people who unable to be there for them.
If this was something that they could overlook it wouldn’t matter, but as this is not ... Views: 131
As I was swimming last week, a young couple came into the pool. Instead of doing laps or walking, like most of the gym members, they were just enjoying themselves. He started splashing her, and she said “Joey, stop it!” but she said it in a placating, whiney voice. He just kept ... Views: 131
After speaking to a few ladies, here's what they have to say....
Fellas within the first 2 months of dating…..
1. Please end all of the drama with your baby mommas, ex-wives, stalkers or potential girlfriends before pursuing a friendship with me.
2. Discussing ... Views: 112
Dating is no longer, what it used to be. You also have to realize that your boyfriend or girlfriend had his or her own friends’ priority to meeting you. Dating is about learning and exploring the possibilities that exist in a relationship and figuring out if the relationship can move to the next ... Views: 123
1. Stop asking “Where do we stand?”
This question lets me know that the terms of our relationship are up to my own standards.
2. Stop being so predictable!
I don’t need to know your every move. Besides you’re not my wife yet.
3. Respect my time and privacy.
Don’t assume I will always ... Views: 134
In my counseling office, I frequently deal with people who’ve heard the dread phrase, “I love you, but I’m not in love with you.” How can it happen that a couple who were once thrilled with each other can fall out of love? It seems like a mystery, but it’s not. And, ... Views: 149
Dr. Romance writes:
Telling a guy you won't stand for cheating is a waste of time. Instead, be open and accepting, and encourage him to talk about his sexual exploits. If he's cheated before, he probably will cheat again. The best protection against cheating is to have open and frank ... Views: 125
Every woman or man wants a pair of good shoes. No one would buy smaller-sized shoes or an uncomfortable pair to start with. We all like to mix and match while ensuring that we stand out at any event we attend.
Just like shoes, no one wants to be with the wrong partner. Here are three reasons ... Views: 119
Dear Dr. Romance:
THANK YOU so much for this dating tip! My girlfriend sent me your article "You Be The Judge" yesterday. I needed this. I dated this African guy for 4 months, 3 weeks in which we were actually together, and I was always upset and let-downed. Always, his way, his ... Views: 152
Dear Dr. Romance
I really admire how you advise people, please help me too. I'm married and I love my husband very much, but I love somebody else so much I don't know why although people say you can't love 2 people at the same time but I do. coz I love him very much and ... Views: 143
It is often said that when one door closes, another door opens, and what this shows is that the end of one thing can be the beginning of another. However, in order for someone to walk through a new door, they will need to walk away from the old door.
Yet, even though the old door has closed, ... Views: 155
Dear Dr. Romance
I met a girl about three years ago at work. We both saw a connection, but neither one of us followed up on it. We were both in relationships, she was married. Several months later she told me things weren't good at home and we had started talking. She and I became ... Views: 150
Dr. Romance writes:
There’s a pervasive myth in our society that there is a right and a wrong way to love. However, there’s not much clarity about what the right might be. We all have difficulty with relationships and difficulty with love. Therefore, we’re liable to draw the uncomfortable ... Views: 162
I often write about good relationship habits, so this month, I thought I’d explore some of the bad habits I see in my counseling practice that lead to strife and struggle in relationships.
Hopefully, if you recognize any of these habits in your own relationship, you’ll work ... Views: 149
While someone can be by themselves, it doesn't mean they will end up feeling lonely. This is similar how someone can be around others and still end up feeling as though they are by themselves.
What this shows is that it can all depend on how one feels in their own company, and how they feel ... Views: 167
If someone was to spend their time around people who have just experienced a breakup, they are unlikely to have the same experience with each person. They could find that although one person is in a bad way, another could come across though they haven’t been affected.
And they could also ... Views: 171
Are you searching for a soul mate or unconditional love? Your quest can set you on an impossible journey to find an ideal partner. The problem is often twofold: No human being, nor any relationship can ever achieve perfection, and often unconditional and conditional love are ... Views: 172
When one thinks about their ideal partner, they may imagine someone who can fulfil all of their needs. They may even describe this person as their ‘soul mate’; with this being someone who will end up transforming their whole life.
There is then the chance that they will have been with a ... Views: 178
Dear Dr. Romance:My situation is different that some. See I have only been in 2 relationships, but they were really long term. My first I was 16 till I was 21. Second from 22 till 26 years old. Both of those relationships were an on off kind of relationship. So inbetween the ons and off, ... Views: 179
Dr. Romance writes:
I have blogged before about emotional hygiene, and doing the necessary maintenance on feelings as well as your physical body and household. Health reminders tell us to wash our hands frequently to prevent transmittal of diseases. Did you know you can “wash” your mood, too, ... Views: 169
Have you ever wondered why you have not found the love you deserve? Are you getting frustrated about finding your match?
What you need is not far from you, you just may need to take a closer look within.
We often have after thoughts of meeting the wrong people, especially when we initially ... Views: 170
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have a friend who's asking for an advice and accidentally, I saw in the Internet your advices to some heart problems. So I told myself to try ask help from you also. This lady friend of mine is well, kind of in love with a man who's also in love with her. ... Views: 145
Remember Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles? All the lonely people. She kept her face in a jar by the door. We all have these faces, they are our defense mechanism to protect our vulnerable self. The problem is not that we have them but that we don't know the false from the true. We live ... Views: 166
It's so easy to become gullible with words without paying close attention to the actions in the words uttered. This usually happens when a woman has been alone (without a date) for a while.
There's the longing and yearning to be with someone even though it may sometimes be denied. There's the ... Views: 202
With half of marriages ending in divorce and so many married couples still unhappy, this topic begs a look. Many might be happy if they kept two points in mind.
This author thought he was happily married when his first wife of 20 years left him. He was in a stressful marriage for 19 more ... Views: 170
I want my ex boyfriend back; Has your relationship ended and you are feeling like you are in limbo. Not sure what's going on. Occasionally we go through refutation that we might have actually broken up; the relationship was going so well. I think my ex wants me back; Apparently something was ... Views: 296
Is my ex over me; Your boyfriend or girlfriend broke up with you and you were surprised not being sure what to do. You’re heartbroken and miss him or her and you want to try to get him/her to come back to you. Signs your ex is over you; What do you need to do to get him/her back?
Signs that ... Views: 228
Do exes come back; What does it take to win back the love of your ex? Getting them to fall in love with you again can be awkward depending on why you separated in the first place. Once you have figured out why your ex left you will be better able to figure out how to get them back.
When you ... Views: 198
Will my ex come back; You have been separated from your boyfriend or girlfriend for some time now and miss him/her badly. Now you are wondering, how to get your guy/girl back or if it's even possible to get him/her to come back to you. There are definitely proven methods you can use to get her ... Views: 205
My ex is ignoring me; Have you lost your man or woman to a breakup? Now you are heartbroken and confused, you thought the two of you had a good thing going and the breakup caught you off guard. It's no comfort, but you are one of millions around the world suffering from a breakup of a ... Views: 206
My ex hates me; Trying to figure out how to get their ex back is a difficulty lots of guys wind up dealing with. Do You Want Your Girlfriend Back After She Dumped You? Before you make that big conclusion to get her back, think real hard if that is what you really want. My ex boyfriend or ex ... Views: 242
My ex won't talk to me;Do you have an ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend you want to get back? You have already been trying different things to convince him to come back to you with no accomplishment. My boyfriend left me and i want him back;Perhaps you endeavor the system of pleading or insistent ... Views: 191
Break up advice; Stipulation you were in what you thought was a close relationship with a man or woman who unexpectedly dumped you, you may find out later that you want to get him or her back. How to fix a break up with your ex boyfriend or ex girlfriend; Maybe you think this relationship was ... Views: 211
Texting your ex;When the time comes to getting your ex back to you, too many people always says it’s wrong. A lot people always assume that they need to violently pursue their ex to convince them to come back to them. That is the baddest way to go about it. You will only make it worse by forcing ... Views: 247
I was interviewed this week for a tele-summit on Passion and Romance. The first question was an interesting one and I wanted to share my answer with you. I was asked, “What do you think of Romance? Is it embedded in reality or is it more or a fairy tale concept that no one can ever ... Views: 184