Tag: dating advice

Relationship Benchmark #7: You Don’t Need Advice About Your Relationship

August 19, 2016
Relationship Benchmark #7: You Don’t Need Advice About Your Relationship

Of all the relationship benchmarks I’ve written about in this series of posts, this is probably the one that needs the most clarification. Who hasn’t confided in a close friend or family member about a new relationship? We often doubt our own perceptions and can benefit from seeking advice from those with experience. Running questions by […]

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Authenticity in Relationships

May 25, 2016
Authenticity in Relationships

We live in a time where little seems authentic. People are famous for being famous. Professional Instagrammers make six figures creating elaborate fantasies for followers. Facebook feeds are carefully curated to present relationships as something more than perfect – the goal is to be enviable. Dating becomes a Game – an entire strategy based on a […]

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Dealbreakers, Dealmakers

April 23, 2016
Dealbreakers, Dealmakers

I’m going on vacation for a couple of weeks, so this will be the last post until May 5. In the meantime, feel free to discuss this and any other topics you’d like in the Comments. Also, if you have a question or topic you’d like me to write about, feel free to leave a […]

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When Ghosting Is Not Rude

April 12, 2016
When Ghosting Is Not Rude

Buzzfeed recently explored the morality of ghosting in the article In Defense of Ghosting. Prior to reading it, I assumed it was a self-serving excuse for behaving badly – pulling a rude and surprising disappearing act after sending signals of sustained interest. So I was quite surprised when I read it and learned just how low […]

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One-Sided Monogamy?

February 23, 2016
One-Sided Monogamy?

A reader wonders whether she should accept a guy’s proposal that she be exclusive while he sees other women. One-sided monogamy? This is a first for my inbox. Hi Susan, I’m in a new situation with a guy I’ve been seeing for about two months now. Early on when we first started dating, I was […]

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