Recognizing when your partner has commitment issues

There are often signs right in front of us that the person we are dating have commitment issues. Their actions and the things they say are usually key indicators that are right in front of us. If you are not paying attention or being careful these signs are easily missed. I always like to speak about my experiences when writing these blogs. I was dating … Continue reading Recognizing when your partner has commitment issues

How did I miss these red flags?

I recently read an article that listed 8 red flags that you should watch out for when you start dating someone. You justify their bad behavior They don’t talk through issues They’re constantly testing your boundaries They have a massive sense of entitlement Something in your gut feels wrong Everything is about them They are overly critical about their previous partners You are constantly denied, … Continue reading How did I miss these red flags?

First date question: What type of relationship are you interested?

Some people might think that asking the following question is too forward to ask on the first date: “What type of relationship are you interested?” However, I disagree. I think it is better to find out as soon as possible, whether you are on the same page, with a potential love interest. There is no need to waste precious time if you are not on … Continue reading First date question: What type of relationship are you interested?

Have you ever heard of fleabagging?

I saw an article about this the other day. I immediately asked myself, “What in the world is fleabagging?” According to Carolyn Steber who writes for HelloGiggles, “fleabagging is when you keep dating the same types of people over and over again, even though they’re bad for you. You never quite learn from past mistakes or take a different approach to find love but keep hoping for … Continue reading Have you ever heard of fleabagging?

Causes of resentment in relationships

I was reading an article from Cosmopolitan that interviewed multiple women about what things caused resentment in their relationships. One of things that was mentioned that I could relate to is “an unequal showing of effort or concern”. I was recently in a relationship where I felt like I was the only one concerned with the relationship. I would always try to resolve any issues … Continue reading Causes of resentment in relationships

Most telling question to ask on the first date

Why did your previous relationship end? If the person blames the demise of their previous relationship on the other person, without taking any of the responsibility for the relationship ending, then that is a red flag. There are always 3 sides to every story. There’s the side of each person and the truth is somewhere in the middle. When I started dating after my divorce, … Continue reading Most telling question to ask on the first date

Low self-esteem leads to accepting anything!

I wrote a book called The Match Disaster and their were events in the book that were inspired by some of the things I went through in relationships. I was asked the following questions by some people who were familiar with my real story. Why did you stay in a relationship that was clearly wrong for you? Why didn’t you know better? I was even … Continue reading Low self-esteem leads to accepting anything!