If you find yourself drained, overwhelmed or anxious about dating, it's time to add stress management strategies and healthy self-care practices to your dating life.

Here's my eharmony advice, including 15 ways to handle dating jitters and date more successfully, mindfully, and confidently:…/when-dating-nerves-take-over-15…/ #dating #datingadvice #anxiety

Dating Advice and Relationship Advice

Great read for couples!

"Is it my job to do laundry? Nope. It's not his either. It's ours. We both wear the clothes, we both take responsibility for that tedious job."

Doing the lion's share of unpaid work at home? One way is to change perception is to change our language.

My latest dating and relationship advice:

By being aware of the obvious and not-so-obvious behaviors that can drive your partner away, you can work toward making healthier choices and breaking any bad habits that may interfere with love ➔…/bad-relationship-habits

Moving past the dating stage causes your relationship to feel more stable and secure with time. Naturally, you’ll be more comfortable being your most authentic self, which is healthy. The downside of being comfortable, though, is the high probability of engaging in habits that may create space and...

Research continues to find that psychotherapy changes the brain:…/research-again-finds-that-talk-t…/… #mentalhealth #psychotherapy

The evidence for cognitive behavior therapy's effects on the brain (and behavior) is growing.

It’s official! Pets benefit our mental health:

A systematic review of existing studies lists the many ways in which pets provide people with mental health issues some much-needed comfort.

It's all about balance!

A photograph is overlaid with text in two columns. The left column is titled "I can be..." and the right is "And still..." The left side lists words like "strong", "independent", "grieving", "direct", "a leader", "understanding", "creative", and "a listener". The right side lists "be soft", "need support", "find joy", "be kind", "need guidance", "have boundaries", "need inspiration", and "have a voice".
The Gottman Institute

Find, hold, and honor balance.

(Self-affirmations via @Alex_Elle)

This is a valuable read on self-awareness and what it really means to be self-aware. Check it out, especially if you are looking for guidance or support with your career, job or leadership role.…/what-self-awareness-really-is-and-how-to-…

It’s not just about introspection.

If you are struggling to get message replies and dates through online dating websites and apps, you might be engaging in some online dating and messaging no-no’s. Read my eharmony advice on how to send better messages and avoid these eight common traps.

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Dating Advice and Relationship Advice

This is such a great motivational strategy for creating change in your life:…/easy-self-improvement-exa…

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Real life strategies for improving yourself in various life domains.

Check out my 10 tips for happy, healthy and satisfying long-distance relationships! #dating #datingadvice #love #valentinesday

Here are 10 tips for cultivating and keeping a healthy long-distance relationship ➔…/how-to-have-a-healthy-long-di…

Long-distance relationships are filled with both unique challenges and special opportunities for closeness and connection. The time and space that comes with long-distance relationships may be a blessing and a curse for your relationship. Meeting each other’s needs may be harder when you’re unab...
How to create space between you and what you’re experiencing in order to decrease anxiety and worry. #anxiety #panic

This is what Relationship OCD looks like:

"I wake up at 7:00 a.m. and my brain begins its morning routine: “Do I hate him? What if I hate him? Should I break up with him? What if I do? What if he leaves... me? I don’t want him to leave. What if we’re not compatible enough? What if I don’t actually love him? What if he doesn’t love me?"

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"I wake up at 7:00 a.m. and my brain begins its morning routine: 'Do I hate him? What if I hate him? Should I break up with him?'"

This is such a great read for couples based on John Gottman’s research:
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During conflict, partners often see each other as enemies rather than intimate allies in a battle against misunderstanding.

Parenting tips to help protect children from sexual abuse:

No. 1. From an early age, teach your child that their body is their body and it belongs to them.

Teach your child that their body is their body and it belongs to them.
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"We own our emotions, they don't own us."

Watch Susan David's TED Talk on how to control your emotions in a healthy way:

Happy to be interviewed on how social media affects #dating and what you can do to date smart:

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Dating is rapidly changing. We spoke to three health professionals about what you should and shouldn't do when it comes to social media and dating.