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Valentine's Day Tip: Don't Go Overboard : http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Valentine/story?id=486175&page=1
See what I had to say to ABC News about handling Valentine's Day.

In Search Of: The Perfect Personal Ad : http://health.howstuffworks.com/relationships/dating/in-search-of-the-perfect-personal-ad.htm
Read my advice on Discovery health for creating the right personal ad for you.

Pic-up Lines That Work- or Will They? : http://health.howstuffworks.com/relationships/dating/pickup-lines-that-work-or-will-they.htm
Want a quick education in using the right pick up lines? See what I have to say in a Discovery Health article.

New Year's Resolutions : http://larryelder.warnerbros.com/ten_tips.html
Have your read my popular article on setting and keeping New Year's resolutions? Read it here on the Larry elder Show's website.

Getting a guy from " I like you" to "I do" : http://health.howstuffworks.com/relationships/love/getting-him-from-i-love-you-to-i-do.htm
Is he a commitment-phobe or is it something else? Why and when do guys marry? Here is what I told Discovery Health.

Man Crush : http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/lifestyles/family/s_461945.html#axzz2ECl1V5kL
How important are a guy's male friends- and why? Read my thoughts on male bonding.

Dating in DC: Do's and Don'ts : http://www.chemistry.com/datingadvice/DatingDosAndDonts
Is dating in the nation's Capitol different from the dating scene in other major US cities? Yes, and here's what I told Chemistry.com...

Dating 101 : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/06/AR2008030601638_3.html
Dating can be a tough game for many people. Here in Washington, DC daters have to deal with the job-challenged, workaholics- and the unique mate shopping lists that people here often have. Read my quotes in this Washington Post article on Dating 101 in Washington, DC.

On-Dating Column in The Washington Post : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/09/AR2008100901065.html
Ellen McCarthy, writer of The Washington Post On Dating column asked me to suggest a good cheap date idea for these Recessionary times. Here's what I had to say.

When Your Significant Other Meets The Family : http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/personal/12/29/lw.meeting.their.family/
Are you planning on bringing your new love interest home to meet the tribe? If so, you may want to read over the tips I shared with CNN.

Drew Peterson Engagement raises Question : http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/263659
Why are women attracted to risky men? Read what I said in digital journal/Crime.

Romance On The Road : http://hofstrapulse.wordpress.com/2009/01/29/romance-on-the-road/
How do you handle a long distance relationship? Or do you? See what I said in Pulse- Hofstra University's student magazine.

Expert discerns distance in blog entries : http://www.gazette.net/stories/04232009/thurnew152235_32525.shtml
I was asked how a family tragedy involving suicide/murder could happen- and how it may have been prevented. Here are my thoughts and insights on this sad topic.

Rekindling romance for Valentine's Day : http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/11/AR2010021101644.html
I was asked by Washington Post reporter Lavanya Ramanathan about how couples could rekindle their romance on Valentine's Day- and if it even possible to do so. Read what I had to say.

The Un- Divorced : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/01/fashion/01Undivorced.html?pagewanted=2
There is a growing trend of couples remaining separated for long periods of time without moving towards divorce. Here are the thoughts I shared regarding this trend with the writer of this piece for the New York Times.

Domestic Drama: On-Again, Off-Again : http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200803/domestic-drama-again-again
Why do couples repeatedly break up then make up? Read my thoughts on this topic in Psychology Today.

Top 11 Cosmo relationship tips, applied to Obama and House Republicans : http://voices.washingtonpost.com/compost/2010/11/top_11_cosmo_relationship_tips.html
Based on Cosmopolitan.com's Best Relationship Tips Ever, here's some advice for President Obama and the new Republican majority as they build their relationship, brick by brick. See who's quote is used first...

Celebrating Valentin'es Day through the relationship stages : http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/bizarre&id=7952082
CNN networks asked me for tips on how to celebrate Valentine's Day. I offered ones for the newly dating to those who have been married and together for years. Here's the link to my video on KABCTV, Los Angeles, CA.

How to meet your man's mom : http://us.match.com/magazine/article/11841/
His mother has been the primary woman in his life "forever." You want her to like and connect with you. Here are the tips I shared with MSN lifestyle on how to impress the first woman in his life.

Are you in a superficial relationship? : http://www.collegemagazine.com/editorial/1664/Avoiding-the-Deep-End
Have you ever been in a relationship with a commitment-phobe? Or, have you ever been in a relationship of convenience or a just to pass the time or meet my needs for now relationship? These relationships are not just for the young, but here is my feedback on a piece talking about this all too common college affair.

We're just on a break : http://www.hercampus.com/love/%E2%80%9Cwe%E2%80%99re-just-break%E2%80%9D-what-it-means-when-do-it-if-it%E2%80%99ll-work
Her campus magazine asked me to talk about what it means when couples talk about taking a break- when to do it, what it means and if it will work.

Four tricks for communicating with your man : http://www.womansday.com/sex-relationships/dating-marriage/4-tricks-to-communicating-your-husband-106615
Do you feel that communication problems are a key issue in your relationship? Perhaps you just end up going around in circles or somehow just never seem to move forward or resolve things due to an inability to get the right message across. Read my communication tips in this piece written by Jodie Gould for Women's Day magazine.

Decode your date's dinner: Hidden meanings from their order : http://www.thedatereport.com/dating/eating/1885-decode-your-date-s-dinner-hidden-meanings-from-their-order/
Paying attention to the selections your date makes from the menu could tell you a lot about their personality. Read on for my take on how to decode your date's dinner and gather important information from it.

The dangers of internet dating : http://cybercrimenews.norton.com/eye_fi/feature/emerging_threats/internet_dating_dangers/index.html#axzz2ECjwGccq
Can you spot the red flags associated with cyber meeting and dating? If not, it's time to raise your security IQ. Here are my top red flags to watch out for in order to have a safe and fun virtual dating experience.

What your date's pet reveals : http://www.match.com/magazine/article/8337/What-Your-Dates-Pet-Reveals/
You've met someone your really like, now it's time to meet his or her best friend- their pet. Read on for my tips on deciphering what your date's choice of pet says about them.

5 ways to heal a broken heart : http://www.bewellbuzz.com/wellness-buzz/5-ways-heal-broken-heart/
Are you trying to recover from a painful break-up? Are your stuck in grief and seemingly unable to move forward to a new life without that person? Read this great piece that includes my tips for how to heal a broken heart.

Five things to make your home office work for you : http://smallbusinessonlinecommunity.bankofamerica.com/community/running-your-business/starting-your-business/blog/2012/05/02/five-things-to-make-your-home-office-work-for-you
Working from home can impact personal relationships and be a deal breaker if not managed well. Here's what I said to Erin McDermott on this important topic.

Is your relationship expert right for you? : http://lovendar.com/articles/How-to-find-a-relationship-expert-thats-right-for-you
Would you know when to seek help for a troubled relationship? Would you know how to find the right person to help you? If not, read on for my advice on finding the right relationship help.

Discussing Sex and Romance : http://lovendar.com/articles/Top-3-Killers-of-Sex-And-Its-Not-What-You-Think
Have you lost the passion in your relationship? Do you wonder how this could happen and/or how to prevent this from happening to your relationship? Read on for my advice on a much discussed topic.

Secrets of a Second Marriage: Beat the eight year itch : http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904106704576580652976268350.html
Second marriages have their own unique challenges. However, what folks learn from their first try can help them to find greater happiness and success when they remarry. Elizabeth Bernstein of the Wall Street Journal asked me for my input on this popular topic.

Interview with Sonja and Kara on The healthy Beauty radio show at 1380 thewoman : http://www.hellobeautyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/HB-5-31-13OnlineDatingProfileTips.mp3
The hosts of The healthy Beauty radio show on 1380 the woman in St. Louis, MO interviewed me on what to look for and what to say in an online dating program. Click the link and you can listen to the show.

The advice couples therapists give their friends : http://www.redbookmag.com/love-sex/relationships/advice/a15926/good-marriage-tips-from-couples-therapists/
Redbook magazine asked me to talk about relationship advice I have given to friends. Click below to see what I had to say.

Wife Thinks Marriage was a Mistake : http://newlyweds.about.com/od/WillThisMarriageSurvive/a/Wife-Thinks-Marriage-Was-A-Mistake.htm
Francesca Di Meglio, about.com's Newlyweds guide asked me for input into her column on what to do when one partner in a new marriage suddenly gets cold feet. Click below to read what I had to say.

Brainiacs, nerds and geeks: What is the difference? : http://www.brainiacdating.com/articles/brainiac_nerd_geek.php
These terms are often used interchangeably- but certainly there are differences between these groups. I was asked to talked about how I see each one and how they are both similar and different from one another.

How to keep your long-distance relationship warm this winter : http://www.collegemagazine.com/editorial/4005/How-to-Keep-Your-Long-Distance-Relationship-Warm-This-Winter
College-magazine.com asked me for tips on the best ways to stay connected to your long distance lover- and keep your relationship warm during the cold winter ahead.

Inside body-language: How you move can hurt or boost your career : http://www.tnj.com/career/career-advice/inside-body-language-how-you-move-can-hurt-or-boost-your-career
Body language says so much about us- more than we know. I was asked to talk about how using the right moves can help you achieve career success and how the wrong moves can keep you stuck or worse.

There's only 1 thing people remember about you; yes, 1 : http://www.everydayfamily.com/slideshow/theres-1-thing-people-remember-yes-1/
This is a lovely piece on how we make impressions on others--and what they remember about us based on these impressions. Read what several life coaches had to say--including me.

How to cope when you and your partner are falling out of love : http://online.wsj.com/articles/how-to-cope-when-you-and-your-partner-are-falling-out-of-love-1406588472
It's ironic--the very traits that often attracted us when we first met our partners can becomes the things about them that drive us nuts or drive a wedge between us. Read this useful piece from Elizabeth Bernstein from The Wall Street Journal--that includes my take on this issue.

For Democrats and Republicans, it's happily never after : http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/08/09/210481146/for-democrats-and-republicans-its-happily-n-ever-after
Are you single and looking for a partner? You have your list of wants and then a few deal breakers--and political affiliation is one of them? If this is an issue for you, or could be--you will enjoy this piece from NPR that I'm quoted in.

Cosmo's best relationship tips : http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/a2163/The-13-Best-Relationship-Tips-Ever/
Want to read a round-up of Cosmopolitan magazine's 13 best relationship tips? I was asked for mine and you can find it here.

Is Taking a Break Ever a Good Idea For a Couple? : http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-0303-taking-a--break-20150224-story.html#page=1
If you are considering taking a break from your relationship or your partner has suggested it-- you may want to give it some thought before acting on your decision. Read this great piece from The Chicago tribune on taking a break, in which i am quoted along with other relationship experts.

The Quater-Life Crisis : http://www.medicaldaily.com/quarter-life-crisis-peter-pan-generation-prone-blues-real-world-transition-322854
Medical Daily has a great piece titled--The Quarter-Life Crisis: 'Peter Pan' Generation Prone To Blues In Real World Transition. Yes it exists and here are tips on how to handle it from experts including myself.

10 things women who get cheated on have in common : http://www.womansday.com/sex-relationships/dating-marriage/women-who-get-cheated-on?click=main_sr
Great piece from Woman's Day magazine. Are you at risk of being cheated on? See my quotes in this important article.

Six fun date ideas women and men will both love : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/20/date-ideas-boomers_n_5575311.html
Are you a boomer looking for some great date ideas? Read my suggestions in the piece originally written for grandparents.com and also seen on Huffington Post.

The pros and cons of online dating : http://www.qualityhealth.com/relationships-articles/pros-cons-online-dating
What are the pros and cons of online dating? I shared a few pros with Quality health.

Credit scores are an important factor in dating : http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2015/07/30/dating-5-financial-issues-that-make-you-look-unappealing
If you are single and actively dating--make sure you have your financial affairs in order. Daters today are more practical than in past generations and things like credit scores, and debt to income ratio factor into dating success. Want to hear more and see my quotes on this important issue in US News and World Report?

People often say they are sorry, but do they mean it? : http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-apologizing-effectively-family-1006-20151001-story.html
We hear "sorry" often from people after they have wronged us or someone else. So how come it just doesn't help sometimes? How is it that we just know they don't mean it? How can we make sure folks know we do if it is our turn to say, we are sorry?

Is it too much to ask for sincerity in "I'm sorry?" : http://www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/travel/columnists/christopher-elliott/20151017-is-it-too-much-to-ask-for-sincerity-in-im-sorry.ece
An apology can just be a series of words with no feelings or emotions attached. Knowing how to apologize so the other person (s) thinks you really mean it is important, especially if you are a business owner with an unhappy client. Read what I had to say on the topic.

Mars and Venus: How Men and Women Process Emotions Differently : http://www.healthline.com/health-news/men-and-women-process-emotions-differently-100115#1
We really are coming from different places--and it's all about how our brains are wired that makes us that way. Understanding this will help to bridge the gap in understanding between the sexes. Behavior is not just deliberate, it's also innate.

Science says couples in lasting relationships typically wait this long to start having sex : http://www.businessinsider.com/when-should-you-have-sex-in-a-relationship-study-2015-7
It's a question that everyone in a new relationship asks themselves. When is the right time to become sexually intimate? There are many conflicting views on this and often it seems to come down to who you ask. Here is a peek at what science says.

The Best of Me: Should you reignite a former flame? : http://galtime.com/story/the-best-of-me-should-you-reignite-a-former-flame/
A new movie features two people who were sweethearts in school, break-up and meet again years later at a funeral. It asks and attempts to answer the question: "Should we reignite past loves or will the problems from then exist in the now?

6 fun date ideas women and men will love : http://www.grandparents.com/family-and-relationships/dating-and-marriage-and-sex/fun-dates-ideas
Grandparents magazine offers some great date ideas for the more mature set. Who says you can't have as much fun later in life?

How to set healthy boundaries in your relationship : http://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/how-to-set-healthy-boundaries-in-your-relationship.html/
Boundaries are important, even and most especially in intimate relationships. Do you need some help with this? See my advice in Cheat Sheet/Health and Fitness.