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If he doesn’t end the relationship, why can’t you end the relationship? by NML Patient Expert Posted Wed 05 Nov 2008 6:07am I was reading comments on my recent post 'He broke up with me because he met someone else - Is he a bastard?' and a couple of lines from one commenter stood out because they reflect a problem that is at the heart of our poor relationships with men: “But, if he had said that things didn’t seem to be working for a few months already, why didn’t he j ... Read on »
Contradictions: I want to date but I don’t want a relationship but I don’t want to date someone who’s casual e by NML Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 Mar 2013 3:51pm Recently, a few people have asked me for advice on a situation that typically goes as follows: “I’d really like to meet someone for dates / fun / companionship / affection / attention / sex but I’m not looking for a relationship. I like my life right now / I’m still feeling bruised by my previous relationsh ... Read on »
Dating Doesn’t Equal Relationship! It’s a Discovery Phase Not a Relationship Guarantee by NML Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Mar 2011 6:50pm I’ve been emphasising something over the past few months that I feel it’s time to revisit: Dating is a discovery phase. Use the period from when you meet whether it starts out online or in the ‘real world’ as an opportunity for you both to discover the ‘facts’ about one another and assimilate whether you want to progress…or opt out. ... 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 »
You can’t date or forge a relationship without chipping in – it’s the cost of participation by NML Patient Expert Posted Mon 08 Jul 2013 6:17pm When I overheard a friend advising a business associate to stop solely focusing on the initial money spent on a business venture and to address the real issues and decisions at hand first, I thought of the many stories readers share with me. One of the reasons that can keep you holding on tight to someone, a rel ... Read on »
When trust is absent from a relationship, there isn’t a relationship by NML Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Nov 2009 10:00pm A few days ago someone asked me, how am I supposed to trust him again? I’ve come across many people who profess to love someone and are super keen to stay in the relationship but they can’t trust that person. The trouble is that trust is fundamental to every relationship and when everything is [...] Read on »
Relationships Don't Have To Be Hard by Dan and Jennifer .. Health Maven Posted Sat 06 Jun 2009 10:17pm Are you at the point in your dating “game” where you feel like it’s just that – only a game, and you’re all gamed out? Or maybe you think that there’s some luck involved – but you haven’t happened into any kind of good luck lately? Maybe you’re looking for a modern version of the traditional “fairy tale” - but a fairy tale none the less. Let’s ... Read on »
Why relationships don’t work out by NML Patient Expert Posted Wed 20 Jan 2010 10:30am by NML on January 20, 2010 New here? Subscribe to my RSS feed or via email. Or follow viaFacebook or Twitter. Also check out my ebooks - The No Contact Ruleand Mr Unavailable & The Fallback Girl. I get a lot of people telling me variations of ‘I don’t understand why my relationship failed! Hel ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: I'm afraid the age difference means our relationship won't work by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 19 May 2011 12:00am Dear Dr. Romance ; I read your article about Older Women Dating Younger Men  I am dating a man who  is 22 yrs, younger than myself.  He appeared older and I apperared younger to him.  Now I'm afraid the age difference means our relationship won't work.  Would you be able to help me with this dilemma? Dear Reader: I'm not su ... Read on »
Dear Dr. Romance: it was like our relationship didn't matter by Dr. Tina Tessina, Phd "Dr. Romance" Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 08 Jun 2011 12:00am Dear Dr. Romance:   I am hoping you can help. I made a query about maintaining a marriage over long distance and noted your book The Commuter Marriage   My wife and I have been married for 12 years and have had our ups and downs. We are both commited to our relationship. We lived in different states, but when we married, my w ... Read on »