Relationship Advice

6 Definite Signs It’s Time To Let Go Of Someone You Love

6 Definite Signs It’s Time To Let Go Of Someone You Love
Even a relationship that starts off great can suddenly take a turn in another direction unexpectedly. And irrespective of what you are taught and told, fairytale endings don’t exist in relationships. Don’t get me wrong. You can have a great relationship with someone and which can feel mystic, warm, and euphoric. But, love is much more complicated than that. It is why when you are trying to figure out if you should stay or leave a relationship, it is a decision that can easily torment you. Here are some clear signs to help you know when to walk away from your significant other versus staying p...

5 Major Turn Offs for Women

5 Major Turn Offs for Women
Originally published on Jet Magazine There is nothing more of a turn on for a woman than a man who knows how to push her buttons. When a man knows how to turn on his woman, he can have whatever he wants—well almost anything. But, for women, it seems like men often do a better job of turning them off rather than getting them turned on. If you want to change the playbook for a woman in whom you are interested, stop doing these five things like right now. 1) No “member” pics. While speaking with one of my clients, she mentioned that she was dating this guy who had liked her for a long tim...

3 Post Divorce Lessons – You Will Survive!

3 Post Divorce Lessons – You Will Survive!
Sometimes you have days of introspection when you reflect on your life, and how things come full circle. You wonder if you made the right decisions, taken the right paths, are raising your kids the right way and what you may have missed along the way. This weekend was full of those types of thoughts for me, and I started thinking a lot about what I learned post-divorce that enabled me to move forward. If you are in the throes of a relationship, wondering what is going to happen next, these lessons may be helpful to you too. 1. You will be happy again. Divorce ranks in the top 3 of th...

4 Lessons about Relationships from Beyoncé’s Lemonade

4 Lessons about Relationships from Beyoncé’s Lemonade
Ever since Beyoncé’s Lemonade was released about a week ago, everyone has been making assumptions about what is going on in her relationship with Jay-Z. This is partly because we like to talk about celebrities. It's also because we are drawn to relationship drama. Most people like to think they are not alone in having relationship problems. Infidelity, false hopes, or staying together when you want to leave are common issues many of us face. It is normal to hit crossroads in a relationship, especially when you have been with someone for a long time. It’s common to have to deal with communic...

In Relationships: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

In Relationships: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Too often, people will tell you what they think you want to hear. But if you look closely, you may see their actions do not match their words. Whenever this happens, pay attention to their behaviors, not the words that are being spoken. (more…)

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Let Go of a Relationship

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Let Go of a Relationship
James M. Sama, a Life Coach, nails it in this quote. Let's face it and acknowledge the obvious. Love can be complicated. Sometimes you love someone so much you put all of your energy, effort, and being into trying to make it work. Even when you need to move on, for some reason you hang in there and hope that if you keep trying and giving it your all with this person it will change things. (more…)

The 3 Most Common Relationship Mistakes

The 3 Most Common Relationship Mistakes
I was recently watching a TV show with a couple experiencing the infancy stage of their relationship. You may know how that feels because you have probably been there. This is the time period in which everything is going well, you are in tune with your partner, and you both are affectionate and loving. The beginning of a relationship is generally the best part of any relationship. You cannot wait to see the other person. You are both being communicative and willing to settle disagreements quickly. But, in the back of your mind, you may be thinking to yourself this is just too good to be tru...