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Newly single? How to financially get over your ex.

Breakups are painful and confusing. All of a sudden, your life is completely different and you now need to deal with everything on your own — including financial matters. Even though your heart is bruised and mind is dazed, you need to take charge of your money and financially get over your ex. This is

By |2019-04-15T18:37:20+00:00|Categories: Dating|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Are you giving too much in your relationship?

When I worked with college students, I counseled a super bright and just overall pleasant guy. He came to see me to talk about his stress and anxiety. Long story short it was all related to his long-term relationship with his girlfriend. He was in graduate school; however his stress and anxiety was all about

By |2019-01-08T18:54:44+00:00|Categories: Dating, Personal Growth|0 Comments

How to Speak Up in Your Relationship Without Having a Fight

The dreaded three words “can we talk,” can immediately stir up defenses. Or maybe those words live on the tip of your tongue, but you just don’t feel like dealing with the spiral downward into the argument abyss, so you never say what is on your heart. But then, what happens to those concerns, thoughts,

By |2018-01-22T18:15:45+00:00|Categories: Committed|2 Comments

I believe in love because it helps people grow

This was originally posted on I believe In Love (iBiL).  This site is an amazing resource of stories and advice about life, love, marriage, dating and parenting all written for and by Millennials. Check it out here.  I believe in love because it has helped me to grow. Now, I am not talking about spontaneous

By |2017-09-12T15:21:00+00:00|Categories: Personal Growth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

9 Big buts to avoid when dating

In dating we all have this way of rationalizing the worst behaviors and qualities when we are on the verge of a breakup. But some of these rationalizations you really do need to avoid when dating. I’m not sure the exact reason that we do this, but I do know that I’ve heard countless amounts

3 Relationship truths that can save your marriage

Marriage can be so confusing. I know that is a simple statement, but really give it some thought. If you’re married, you should know exactly what I mean; and, if you’re not married but have been in a relationship, it’s not so different. I am talking about the mystery of “how did we get here”

Get over your trust issues and why it’s all in your head

I cannot tell you how many times I sat across from a twenty-something and listened to him or her talk about how they had such a hard time trusting people in their relationships. This is so not surprising, especially coming from Millennials, a generation that is characterized by many things, with one being their overarching

By |2017-05-26T15:14:02+00:00|Categories: Dating, Personal Growth|Tags: , |0 Comments

4 Things you must have when dating

So, dating these days is pretty much all over the place. Anything and everything goes and sometimes nothing goes. But I am going to strongly state that, if you really do want to find love and a healthy relationship, there are 4 things you must have when you’re dating. 1. AN IDEAL You probably don’t

By |2017-05-04T05:00:16+00:00|Categories: Dating|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What to know about dating after divorce

With about 50% of marriages ending in divorce, so much of the dating pool is comprised of divorced people. What a lot of people don’t know is that the risk of divorcing goes up with each subsequent marriage—a 50% chance for the first marriage and 65% for the second. So, if you’re dating after divorce,