Relationship Strategies

Doubts While Dating Help You Find Your True Partner

July 12, 2016
Doubts While Dating Help You Find Your True Partner

I’ve been getting valuable and mostly positive feedback regarding my current series about ten ways to know whether your relationship is the real deal. I’ve also received several emails from readers wanting clarification. Everyone who dates is plagued by doubts as long as they are dating people they’re not going to marry. The whole point of dating is to […]

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Benchmark #1: You Have No Doubts

July 6, 2016
Benchmark #1: You Have No Doubts

In my last post I laid out ten criteria for judging whether a new relationship is likely to last. Several of you have requested that I go into more detail on each of the criteria, and I think that’s a good idea. Let’s review each one in turn and discuss how each might be useful to you. Today’s benchmark, […]

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10 Ways to Know Your Relationship Is The Real Deal

June 30, 2016
10 Ways to Know Your Relationship Is The Real Deal

  Successful relationships all start out the same way. Once you’ve met and gotten over the initial hurdles of establishing mutual attraction, the signs that your relationship will (or will not) work out are all there – if you pay careful attention. Here is a checklist of ten things that characterize a relationship that has the […]

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Douchebags Never Change – A Disappointing Follow-Up

June 29, 2016
Douchebags Never Change – A Disappointing Follow-Up

In a recent post I questioned whether douchebags can be redeemed. To recap, Bessie wrote in about her two-month old relationship with Jacob after she learned he’d “treated other girls in the past like a “douchebag” would (including leading them on and using them for sex).” He claimed to have changed since discovering true love with […]

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What Rules Govern Exclusivity in Dating?

June 23, 2016
What Rules Govern Exclusivity in Dating?

During a recent coaching session a client asked if it was weird that a guy wanted to be exclusive with her after six dates. (She thought that was fast.) I was somewhat taken aback, as my own bias suggests that if a guy isn’t willing to be exclusive after six dates, it’s time to move […]

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