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when to breakup with your girlfriend

Should you break up with your girlfriend?

The choice to break up with someone is a difficult and painful one. Even if you’re feeling unhappy in your relationship, it’s scary to let go of somebody you’ve become intimate with. Nobody chooses to become exclusive with a partner if they expect the relationship to fall apart. But when the foundation of your relationship becomes fractured beyond repair, it’s time to move on.

So when is it … Keep Reading

love without trust

What’s love without trust?

Trust and communication are two things that are integral to building a healthy foundation in a relationship. For this reason (along with many others), you can’t have love without trust. Trying to have love without trust is like building a house on sand. The foundation of your relationship will always be on shaky ground. Thus, any relationship that lacks trust eventually crumbles.

Below are seven specific reasons you can’t have love … Keep Reading

relationship conflict

Regardless of our certainty as to whether we or our partner starts or rekindles a quarrel, the real cause of the continuing conflict between us lies elsewhere. Which is why, as strange as the following insight may seem at first, the importance of working to see the truth of it simply can’t be overstated:

Despite any appearance to the contrary, it’s not our partner, nor is it we who strikes the first blow in any … Keep Reading

she broke my heart and then left me

“She broke my heart and then left me — what should I do now?” It pains me to hear this question. And, as a dating coach, it’s a question I receive often. Heartbreak is a tragic inevitability in life. Unless you’re one of the lucky few, a girlfriend or boyfriend will break your heart at some point.

I’ve been through it. You have likely been through it. Most of my male clients have experienced … Keep Reading

how to tell your best friend you like her (or in love with her)

Figuring out how to tell your best friend you like her is tricky territory. This isn’t just some random girl you met online or at a bar. When you realize you want to take a friendship to a romantic level, you may worry that:

  • Your confession will make the relationship take a turn for the worse.
  • You will lose your friend.
  • You will get rejected.

It’s understandable that you’re worried about these things. … Keep Reading

she doesn't want a relationship but she likes me

“She doesn’t want a relationship but she likes me…what should I do?”

Oh boy, is that question a doozy. And the thing is, it’s not at all uncommon. As a dating coach, I chat with men who have this problem quite often. It can be a frustrating and disheartening situation. You meet a great girl that you have a romantic chemistry with and you want to pursue a relationship with her. She, on the … Keep Reading

dating a woman with kids

Dating a woman with kids comes with several pros and cons. Many people balk at the idea of dating a woman with kids, but nowadays it is more and more likely that you will build a connection with a single parent.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, millions of children are being raised in single-family homes and a majority of those homes are being headed by the mother.

Aside from unwed mothers, … Keep Reading

comparing your relationship to others

Comparing our lives to others is something we do a lot. Be it academic accomplishments or something else, we compare pretty much everything to others. But when it comes to the person you’re involved with, it’s important to remember that comparing your relationship to others is never a good idea.

In relationships, we can compare our relationship to others in two ways:

  • We compare the relationship to someone else’s.
  • We compare it to a past
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