Dating and Mate Selection'

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships

Many couples who come for therapy to improve their relationship subsequent to frequent fights, arguments and mutual frustrations wish that the therapist will side with their individual view and guide their mate in becoming more agreeable [...]

Can You be Bonded and Autonomous in Your Love Relationship?

Can You be Bonded and Autonomous in Your Love Relationship?

The delineation between being bonded and autonomous in a committed love relationship is often confusing for some couples. The technological era has enabled us to be more social, conversant and interactive with friends, associates, family and [...]

The Joys and Pains of Flirting

The Joys and Pains of Flirting

Flirting is a tantalizing shared behavior between two individuals who are attracted to each other. It is the dance of playful actions and words that are used to convey emotional and physical interest and express mutual [...]

How to prevent date rape

How to prevent date rape

Sexual abuse of teenagers and young women is perpetrated not only by adults but also by dates, peers and acquaintances. Familiarity creates the illusion of safety and breeds anticipation of mutuality and respect. Regretfully, these assumptions [...]

Healing from rejection in romantic love

Healing from rejection in romantic love

Many people report great physical and emotional pain after a partner leaves. Some have viewed the reported suffering of jolted lovers as exaggerated, magnified and excessively dramatized depictions of loss. Are they indeed the reactions of [...]

Women can find love at any age

Women can find love at any age

Single middle-aged women who are interested in having a relationship with a man often wonder whether their desire is even worth pursuing.  Some have heard that older men seek younger women and feel defeated by the [...]

Are all the good men taken?

Are all the good men taken?

A common complaint of single women in midlife (45 years or older) is that “all the good men are taken.” This perception hinders them from finding a suitable and worthy mate after divorce or widowhood. It [...]

Choosing a mate should come from heart and head

Choosing a mate should come from heart and head

Choosing a mate is probably the most important life decision one ever makes. A good selection brings comfort, health and happiness – a poor one may lead to great misery. Yet, despite its gravity, there are [...]