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How Heartbreak and Failure Lead to Your Best Relationship

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We live in a society where many of us feel that failure and success are opposites. The truth is that failure is inevitable and a necessary step on the path to success in business, sports, and relationships. 

Failure, struggle, and heartbreak are not only an inevitable part of life, they are a necessary step on the path to success. My radio guest, Jim Harshaw, has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having been a Division I All American who won three ACC Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed for Team USA, he has experienced significant triumph and devastating defeat. He relates those powerful lessons of failure, struggle and setback to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges.

Jim is a speaker, coach and host of the Wrestling with Success podcast.

Jim joined me on Last First Date Radio to talk about how failure leads to your best relationship. Highlights of the show below.

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5 Fun Date Ideas for the Summer

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Looking for romantic date ideas for the summer? Here are 5 that will ignite your love!

Summertime is here and it’s the perfect time to go on your last first date. The weather is warm and sunny, and there are many exciting things to do. You can have fun out on the town, or you can dine in at home. Read on for some romantic fun date ideas for the summer. (more…)

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The Number One Secret to the Most Intimate Relationships

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Dr. Ciaramicoli shares valuable tips on how to improve your empathy so you can create the most intimate relationships—in love, life, and work.

How do you build the most intimate relationships? The key ingredient is empathy. My radio guest, Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, EdD, PhD, is the author of The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and the chief medical officer of soundmindz.org, a popular mental health platform. He has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and chief psychologist of Metrowest Medical Center.

Dr. Ciaramicoli shared valuable tips on how to improve your empathy so you can create the most intimate relationships—in love, life, and work. Highlights from the show below.

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How to Maintain Self-Worth After a Relationship Ends

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Don’t lose your dignity after a breakup or divorce. Here’s how to maintain self-worth after a relationship is over.

Mal Duane is a bestselling Author, Transformational Coach, and successful Real Estate Business owner. But actually Mal is the champion for restoring women’s self-worth. She helps women heal their broken hearts. She is an expert on helping woman reclaim their power.

I love to connect with anyone who helps women heal their broken hearts and reclaim their power. That’s my mission in life, too. Which is why I was thrilled to interview Mal  Duane on Last First Date Radio about How to Maintain Your Self-Worth After a Relationship Ends.

You can read highlights of my interview with Mal below.  (more…)

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4 Summer Activities for Long Weekends

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Here are four fun summer activities and events you and your honey can enjoy over a long weekend.

It’s finally summer. Soon your weekends will be packed with pool parties, BBQs and vacations. For your next three-day weekend, plan an adventure that suits the interests of you and your significant other. Work together to create a romantic trip that will excite and entertain the two of you. Think outside the box and find activities that allow for exploration of nature, music, art and culture. Here are four fun activities and events you and your honey can enjoy over a long summer weekend. (more…)

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Try These Great Tips for Meeting Men Offline!

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Kira Sabin knows a thing or two about getting out of your comfort zone and meeting men offline to find your true love.

My radio guest, Kira Sabin, is a certified life coach, Troop Leader of Love for The League of Adventurous Singles, speaker, travel junkie, coffee aficionado, champagne lover, story collector, life explorer & seven layers of ridiculous. Oh! And she is from America’s Dairyland, Madison, Wisconsin, and yes, she loves cheese.

I had a blast interviewing Kira about getting out of your comfort zone and going on SCAVENGER HUNTS to meet men offline and find love. Click here to listen to the show. Read highlights of the show below. (more…)

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How to Overcome Dating Fears

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In this video, Dr. Rhoberta Shaler and I reveal our top tips on how to overcome dating fears.

Are you dating after divorce or loss of a spouse? Did you recently end a long-term relationship, and you’re wondering how to get back out there and date again? Dating can be frightening, especially after a long-term relationship ends. In this video, Dr. Rhoberta Shaler and I reveal our top tips on how to overcome dating fears as you get back out there and date again.  (more…)

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{VIDEO} When to Date After a Long Term Relationship Ends

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long term relationshipIn this video, dating coach, Bobbi Palmer, and I reveal best practices in dating after a long term relationship ends…

Divorced? Just ended a long term relationship? I loved ‘blabbing’ about this with my good friend and colleague, Bobbi Palmer, CEO of Date Like a Grownup. We BLAB on the first Thursday of every month. I’m referring to the ‘Blab’ videos that stream live, with an audience that can chat with us while we talk. It’s fun for us, and we get to share valuable content with you. (more…)

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Top 7 Insecurities Men Don’t Want Women to Know

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insecuritiesLearn the top insecurities of men, and how they can deal with them effectively.

In the book, Seven Deep Insecurities Men Don’t Want Women to KnowSheri Ragland shares the story of her husband’s life and struggles with his insecurities, and addresses the psychological, physical, and spiritual components needed in healthy relationships. Through her book, Ragland encourages men to acknowledge their insecurities and have healthy discussions with their partners through effective and meaningful communication.

Following are highlights of my interview with Sheri Ragland on Last First Date Radio as we discuss the top seven insecurities men don’t want women to know.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

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How do over 14 million people sustain a successful long distance relationship? Check out this infographic for the answers.

Did you know that 70% of long distance relationships fail due to inadequate advanced planning? And 40% of all long distance relationships end with a permanent break up. Engaging in a successful long distance relationship can be difficult, but it is not impossible. While more than one in every two people in an LDR say that loneliness is a major factor, there are certain things that can be done to help.

Let’s take a look. There are approximately 14 million long distance relationships in the USA so a lot of people are doing it and 3% of all married couples actually live in one. A few top tips for making them work? Don’t cut yourself off from your friends and family. This is crucial. Don’t wait by the phone for your partner to call. And conduct your life as normal. (more…)

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