9 Everyday Ways We Overcomplicate Love

9 Everyday Ways We Overcomplicate Love
When you are at the beginning of a relationship, it can be challenging to figure out if it is the right fit. Part of this is because we get so many confusing messages about what love is and what type of relationship you need. But, love doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are nine ways to filter out the complications that often stop us from finding love and determine what works for you: 1. Determine the type of relationship you want. It is the most important thing you need to focus on so you are in the right relationship. Stop comparing and looking to others for guidance. What works for t...
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3 Expertly Approved Ways You Can Make Dating Less Challenging

3 Expertly Approved Ways You Can Make Dating Less Challenging
Dating can be difficult for a myriad of reasons. As a relationship coach, and as someone who was married, divorced, dated as a single woman, dated as a divorcee, and as a single parent, dating was one of my least favorite things to do. Often, I would purposefully sabotage my relationships out the gate. I would find ways to discredit and disown any feelings I may have or develop for someone by immediately focusing on what was wrong with them versus paying attention to what was right. And also ignoring what I needed to do to improve who I was as a person. It was my protective shield and self-d...
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10 Non-Negotiable Rules For Dating Smart in 2018

10 Non-Negotiable Rules For Dating Smart in 2018
The dating scene has evolved with online dating, dating apps, texting, and other technology. While many aspects of dating have changed a great deal, with all the new options available now, you may wonder how can you be smarter in your approach to dating. While some of the traditional rules associated with dating still apply, there are new rules too! If you want to date smarter, keep these ten rules in mind. 1. A first date should take place where you are comfortable. The first date does not have to be formal. In fact, the more informal it is, the more comfortable you may feel. This helps ...
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8 Tips For The Person Who Is About To Give Up On Love

8 Tips For The Person Who Is About To Give Up On Love
If you asked my friends one of my worst qualities, they would probably say it is the fact that I can be annoyingly analytical. I tend to overthink things. Sometimes that has worked well for me, but often it has the opposite effect especially when it related to my relationships. Then something strange happened. I stopped overthinking, assuming what the other person in the relationship was thinking, or figuring out in my mind what their actions might mean. I had to do a complete juxtaposition. I almost gave up on love because I started to think that maybe it just wasn’t meant to be. Yes, it’...
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The Ultimate Survival Guide for the Introvert Who Is Looking for Love

The Ultimate Survival Guide for the Introvert Who Is Looking for Love
Dating and the Introvert I never liked the definition used to describe an introvert found in the dictionary. It says something about a “shy and reticent person” or “a person predominantly concerned with their own thoughts and feelings rather than with external things.” While I think some of these descriptors of an introvert may hold some truth, I’m of the opinion that introverts are simply more reflective. They care less about what others say or do and value self-discovery and doing a deeper level of thinking. Introverts are, by nature, highly introspective. It’s easy to see how some of thes...
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14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

14 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Single
It's that time of year again. Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. I don't know about you, but as much as V-Day is known as a romantic holiday, I think it's time to make Valentine's Day more inclusive. These are some ideas of how to turn it up on Valentine's Day when you're single. Just because you're single doesn't mean you have to feel left out of the festivities. And if you're single there are some unique ways you can celebrate and make the most out of Valentine's Day. Here are 14 ways to do so: 1. Love Thyself.RuPaul, a famous drag queen, and moderator of the show, Drag Rac...
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Dating After 40 — Here’s The Bright Side

Dating After 40 — Here’s The Bright Side
I don’t know about you, but I can’t take another heartbreaking story about it being nearly impossible to find love if you are not in your 20’s or 30’s. Life is what you make it! And sorry, but your age doesn’t determine if your shot at love will be better or worse. Roadmap to Love As a Relationship Coach, I have helped clients of different ages find love. And guess what; no one has a higher probability of success in love based upon their age, physical appearance, and sexiness. The opportunity for love exists for each and everyone of us. But, if I had to take an educated guess, t...
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Emotional Abuse — This Is What It Looks Like

Emotional Abuse — This Is What It Looks Like
This topic is one that is close to my heart. So many suffer silently in emotionally abusive relationships. About 60% of women will experience some form of abuse during their lifetime. While it may be easier to walk away from more identifiable types of dysfunction in a relationship, emotional abuse isn’t always so blatant. What Is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse can be subtle at first. An emotionally abusive relationship usually begins in a normal way. The person will spend a lot of time in the beginning phases of the relationship building goodwill with you. They make you feel safe emotio...
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7 Ways to Get Over a Break-Up

7 Ways to Get Over a Break-Up
Being heartbroken is one of the craziest feelings you can experience. It rocks your world. One moment you feel like you will be ok. And then in the next moments you are crying, feeling emotionally empty, and venting to all of your friends about how love sucks, and how you will never, ever allow someone into your emotional heart space again. Love is a two-edged sword for sure. When you fall in love with someone, it is one of the best feelings ever. But, when someone you love breaks up with you unexpectedly, or you end a relationship you thought was forever, it can make the most rational person...
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