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The Best Strategies for Dating Success

November 17, 2017
The Best Strategies for Dating Success

This is Part III of a series on giving yourself a Dating Makeover. Part I: Give Yourself a Dating Makeover may be found HERE. Part II: Designing Your New Approach to Dating may be found HERE. In my last two posts I’ve provided a framework for thinking about how to be more successful at dating by changing […]

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To Be or Not to Be…Vulnerable

August 8, 2017
To Be or Not to Be…Vulnerable

I received an article from a reader named Vicki that immediately struck me as worthy of discussion/debate here at HUS. It’s from the Sydney Morning Herald, an Australian newspaper that has run some interesting articles about relationships over the years. In Why do we expect relationships to work instantly? writer and actor Koraly Dimitriadis argues that […]

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10 Ways to Create Emotional Intimacy Early in Your Relationship

February 3, 2017
10 Ways to Create Emotional Intimacy Early in Your Relationship

We often think of emotional intimacy as a reward for commitment. One of the great benefits of being in a committed relationship is the certainty you have about your partner’s feelings. But emotional intimacy should be nurtured early because it makes commitment much more likely to develop. When it doesn’t, you’re able to recognize a mismatch […]

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Falling In Love Is An Action

January 15, 2015
Falling In Love Is An Action

The phrase “falling in love” suggests that arriving at this excrutiatingly pleasurable state is akin to slipping on a banana peel. The stars align, right place, right time, and boom! Perhaps it’s because when we fall hard for someone we relinquish control. But it is not kismet. [bctt tweet=”Falling in love is a conscious, active choice.”] It […]

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The Vulnerability Triangle

February 11, 2014
The Vulnerability Triangle

This a guest post from Ashley, the graduate student whose heartening success story I posted yesterday. She first introduced her idea in a discussion about vulnerability being love’s secret ingredient. I liked it so much she agreed to write it up for us. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on Ashley’s work! The Vulnerability Triangle […]

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