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One Question to Ask if You Are Thinking About Going Back to the Ex

So you recently split from your boyfriend or girlfriend, and the pain of your breakup has you feeling lonely and heartbroken, missing your old flame. Before you start planning how to get your ex back, there are some deep questions to ask yourself about your mindset and relationship habits, especially…

Connecting Offline: How to Know if You Should Meet Your Match

If you’ve been messaging online and the interest is there, the natural next step is to meet each other IRL (in real life!) and see if you connect offline. Figuring out the appropriate timing can present a variety of challenges, especially if you and your potential date have differing expectations,…

Signs You’re ‘Social Media Stalking’ Your Dates

Social media today isn’t what it was, say, 10 years ago. In the past, there was still a large group of adults who didn’t participate in social media platforms. Today, put simply, they do. According to recent Pew Data, as many as 88 percent of American adults between the ages…

15 Things Mister Rogers Can Teach Us About Love

Fred Rogers never set out to become a cultural icon or celebrity. Mister Rogers launched a children’s television show in 1968 because he disliked the way most programs talked down to kids and avoided real-life issues. His show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” aired for four decades, along the way earning four…

Dancing into Love: an Interview with Meghan Flaherty

When I first heard about Meghan Flaherty’s new book, Tango Lessons, I felt a little like I was reading my own story. Meghan unconsciously turns to tango dancing to help her heal from past trauma, and to teach her about fully inhabiting her body. I have also experienced trauma, a near…

The Bad Habit That Could Creep into Your Relationship

Falling in love with someone you’ve been dating is typically a beautiful, romantic experience, but when depression, low self-esteem and other mental health issues crop up and cause you to turn to the negative coping mechanism that is the bad habit of procrastination, it can raise problems in a relationship…

How to Stop Texting Already and Go on a Date

Texting can be a convenient and flirty way to get to know your match during the early phases of dating. It can also be an instrument of torture. The reason: Your match might seem perfectly content to text forever and never get around to asking you on a date. That…

6 Ways to be Less Awkward on a First Date

There’s no denying that first dates can be awkward. Knowing that you are both coming on the date to evaluate your level of attraction and potential interest in each other as partners can lead to pressure and stress, which then in turn may create awkwardness. Unfortunately the more pressure you…

There Are No Grown Ups: An Interview with Pamela Druckerman

In 2014, I read a column called “What You Learn in Your 40s” in the New York Times. Though I’m not yet in my 40s, I found the piece compelling. It felt like a collection of field notes from the future. Certain phrases especially made it into my thoughts often:…