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“Good Enough” vs. “Not a Good Match”: a Primer on Dating and Relationships by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Mon 07 Mar 2011 5:36pm When potential clients make initial contact, either by phone or email, they often ask, “what are your areas of speciality?” I always reply with Mood and Anxiety issues. These are both pretty generic areas of practice, but it is what it is: both my main internship and post-doctoral work were intensely focused on these issues so my confidence i ... Read on »
Maybe I Can Do Better… Are You a Dating & Relationship ‘Surfer’? by NML Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Jul 2012 6:27pm Image via Juliaf SXC This past weekend while I was in New York, I got talking to a guy while waiting to go to the bathroom. He’d spotted that we were tourists because we had shopping bags before 1pm on a Saturday (OK…) and we ended up fillin ... Read on »
Dating, Relationships, Marriage… and Hearing Loss by Rachel C. Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Jan 2014 6:20pm Dating, relationships, and marriage are a huge part of life.  Our survey seeks information on how much (or how little) hearing loss affects peoples’ dating lives and relationships.  Does having hearing loss make it harder […] Read on »
Am I Too Picky? The Tricky Issue of Quality Control In Dating & Relationships (P1) by NML Patient Expert Posted Wed 19 May 2010 8:40am Back when I was single, and before I got wise to my Mr Unavailable-loving, commitment-resistant ways, I regularly explained to prying friends, family, colleagues, the strange man at the bus stop and anyone who questioned my ’selectiveness’ with men that, “I don’t think that there is anything wrong with me extending a little quality control to ... Read on »
Am I Too Picky? The Tricky Issue of Quality Control In Dating & Relationships (P2) by NML Patient Expert Posted Thu 20 May 2010 8:00am Yesterday in part one, I talked about the tricky issue of being too picky , not picky enough, or perceived as being picky when you are reluctant to be involved with people who detract from you, where others are OK with it. Ultimately, the truth is, only you know how picky you’re being and as you may have already learned, you can only live by y ... Read on »
Overestimating Yourself:The Consequence of Change vs Inertia in Dating and Relationships by NML Patient Expert Posted Sat 26 Jul 2008 10:19am I've just been over visiting some of my favourite peeps HoneyandLance and Honey has written a brilliant post calledPeople are Inherently Lazy: Or, Why We Over-Rank Ourselves, which was actually in response to a post by dating expert Evan Marc Katz calledDo You Overestimate Yourself?Both of their posts were in response to a recent post on theFreak ... Read on »
12 Core Boundaries To Live By in Life, Dating, & Relationships by NML Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Nov 2010 2:17pm Over the past few years I have written about boundaries, your personal limits of what you will and won’t put up with, many times. Yet, every day I hear from women who even in reading about boundaries and knowing the importance of them are afraid to actually have them. When you have little or no boundaries, it means that you will put up with ... Read on »
Love Lessons: When You Can’t or Won’t Ask Questions of the Man You’re Dating/in a Relationship With (P1) by NML Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Jun 2010 10:28am Following on from love lessons about getting the relationship you expect, not every man is worth keeping, and trying to get men to be the exception, here is another (rather big) love lesson: A relationship with too many questions, not enough answers, and a fear of asking questions and/or a fear of getting the answers, is a very unhealthy, ... Read on »
Do You Have a ‘Not Allowed To Fail’ Mentality To Dating & Relationships? by NML Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Jan 2012 6:05pm When I was a product design student, I learned through theory and experience that it’s better to recognise mistakes, which are actually opportunities for change, or even ‘failure’, which although it’s a lack of success, it at the same time also represents another opportunity for change. Recognising when something isn’t working and ap ... Read on »
The Importance of Holding Your Own in Dating & Relationships by NML Patient Expert Posted Wed 29 Jun 2011 3:50pm If you imagine driving a car, after your initial acceleration, you still have to hold it steadily in order to go anywhere and have a quality journey. Sometimes you have to give it a little more ‘gas’, sometimes you have to gently apply pressure to the brakes, and sometimes you have to slam down on them – this is the same as holding your o ... Read on »