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Couples In Successful Relationships Realize These 7 Things

Couples In Successful Relationships Realize These 7 Things
On a recent plane trip home, I queued up my Netflix download of Chris Rock’s most recent comedy special, Tambourine. If you know anything about Chris Rock, he is one of the most prolific comedians and is always direct, candid, shockingly honest and funny at the same time. I was prepared to laugh, but what surprised me about Chris’s comedy set was his high level of introspection about his relationship with his now ex-wife who he recently divorced. The relationship advice he offered reminded me that if you look at couples in long-lasting relationships, they generally share these similar traits....
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8 Little Ways You Don’t Realize You’re Rejecting Love

8 Little Ways You Don’t Realize You’re Rejecting Love
If you tend to self-sabotage your relationships, think you aren’t good enough to have what you want, give up to early in a relationship, or keep going in circles of meeting and entertaining the wrong types of people repeatedly, this article is for you.  I’ve written this from a place of love and as someone who spent way too many years doing things that gave me the opposite of a loving relationship. I’m sharing these pearls of wisdom so you don’t make mistakes which may subconsciously block you from receiving love. First, let’s agree that it is difficult to find love. If it were easy, the...
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How To Find Love More Easily Based On Your Personality Type

How To Find Love More Easily Based On Your Personality Type
Dating in a time where we use apps and social media abundantly to determine if someone is suitable has skewed things a bit. It used to be that dating happened through meeting someone at work, through a friend, a family member, or at a social event. Times have definitely changed. But, even with all of the additional dating options available to us, it hasn’t made finding love any easier. Researching Best Dating Practices When I surveyed my clients I coach in relationships and asked them how they determine who they date, the answers were pretty varied based on their personality. One of my clien...
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7 Things To Remember When You’re Trying To Love Despite Feeling Broken

7 Things To Remember When You’re Trying To Love Despite Feeling Broken
Learning to trust and love again after someone has shattered your heart is perhaps one of the most challenging things you do. Once someone violates your trust and disrespects you, it can feel as though it’s impossible for you to recover from heartbreak. But, the good news is that you can.Here are some immediate steps to help you get there: You Are Not Alone 1. Realize we are all broken, and you are not alone. No one is perfect and don’t let them ever make you think you are ‘less-then’ because of the experiences you have had. Everyone and I mean every single person, brings some baggage to...
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11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners

11 Specific Reasons Why We Love Toxic Relationships And Unavailable Partners
If I were to crystalize what a toxic relationship is, I would highlight a couple featured in a Comedy Central show with Key and Peele, featuring the couple Meegan and Andre. I’m not sure if you are a Key and Peele fan, but they are two comedians who use to have a show on Comedy Central called Key & Peele. They would often do a skit of a couple, Meegan, and Andre who had one of the unhealthiest relationships ever. If you saw the skit, and were or are in a toxic relationship, you would relate to them. Because it is a comedy, the skit about this couple was a bit over the top. But, you coul...
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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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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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Why Vulnerability is the Best Aphrodisiac

Why Vulnerability is the Best Aphrodisiac
Originally published in Elephant Journal. As a relationship coach, I have noticed the strong impact of vulnerability on sexual attraction. And as a real person who dates, I have seen the undeniable effects of vulnerability in my own life. Which is why I want to share the concept with you. Everyone is relationship challenged Even relationship coaches can have relationship challenges. Our challenges, or what I call "relationship setbacks,"  make us wise and understanding coaches. We know how hard it is to find love. Because we've been there and experienced ups and downs in the journe...
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3 Reasons Why Bad Relationships are the Best Teachers

3 Reasons Why Bad Relationships are the Best Teachers
Good relationships can teach us a lot. But bad relationships can teach us things too. In fact, our appreciation of a good relationship strengthens after we've been through bad relationships. Love is splendid and crazy. The ups, downs, good and bad times, good love, bad love, separations and reunions and break-ups combine to create interesting dynamics. This can show us who, how, and why we love. When a relationship is going well and the love is good, it is the best feeling. But when love takes a turn and things fall apart in a relationship, it can be the worst feeling. This may leave you...
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Interview with Elizabeth Overstreet, Author and Relationship Coach

Interview with Elizabeth Overstreet, Author and Relationship Coach
On today’s Client Spotlight, I am very proud to introduce you to Elizabeth Overstreet. Elizabeth is a relationship expert and the author of Love You and He Will Too: The Smart Woman’s Roadmap for Happy, Healthy Relationships. She’s a digital contributor to Jet Magazine and is a regular on radio and TV. I feel most of us expect relationships to run on auto-pilot, and when they don’t go smoothly, we have no idea how to fix them. Being a writer of character-driven stories, relationships are central to every plot I create. I took this opportunity to satisfy my curiosity about love, marriage, an...
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