Can You Train a Man to Make You Happy?

train a man

Are men like dogs? And can a woman train a man to make her happy? That’s the topic of this episode of Last First Date Radio with author, Steve Alten. 

Many women complain that they are unhappy with the way men treat them. That’s why I pose the question, can you train a man to make you happy? My radio guest, L.A. Knight (aka New York Times best selling author, Steve Alten), says yes; men are pretty simple, kind of like dogs. If you can train a dog to listen, can you train a man to listen, too?

In his new book, DOG TRAINING THE AMERICAN MALE, author, L.A. Knight hopes to entertain readers ‘while keeping the wolves at bay’. L.A.’s late father believed that laughter was the best medicine. He passed down his sense of humor and a lifetime of love and wisdom to share with the world.

While our radio interview got off to a tough start, including a caller who wanted help with her inter-species relationship with her cat (you can’t make this stuff up!), and Steve’s inability to call in for the first eleven minutes, there are some gems worth listening to. I’ve included some highlights below of our radio show, How Men and Women Think Differently in Relationships. 

Read More

How to Recognize and Address Triggers in Relationships

triggers in relationships

It can be challenging to address triggers in relationships. My radio guest, Life Coach Judy Lair, helps you recognize triggers and nip them in the bud!

Judy Lair is a clinical counselor and certified coach with a successful 14 year private practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio. She offered my radio audience a system to recognize and address triggers from past wounds. Listeners were given actionable steps to process and move past their old wounds. She also shared tools to communicate with your date or partner when you see their triggers popping up.  

Below, you’ll find highlights of our radio interview on How to Recognize and Address Triggers in Relationships.

Read More

How to Finally Be Free From Emotional Baggage and Have a Healthy Relationship!

emotional baggage

Learn how to free yourself from emotional baggage in order to have the healthy relationship you yearn for. It’s never too late to have the love you deserve! 

Psychologist and author, Dr. Audrey Sherman, is an expert at working with clients who want to be free from emotional baggage that’s keeping them from living happier, more fulfilling lives. She believes that happiness and hope really can be learned.

For almost two decades, Dr. Sherman has taught thousands of clients how to change their thinking and habits. By using her program, Dysfunction Interrupted, people can better control their lives, build healthier relationships and “Feel Good For Life!”

She is the author of Dysfunction Interrupted–How to Quickly Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Anger Starting Now.

Dr. Sherman joined me on Last First Date Radio to discuss, New Relationship, Same Old Baggage? Lose It For Good This Time. You can find highlights of this very informative show below.

Read More

How to Have Difficult Conversations in Relationships

difficult conversations

Therapist Rhoda Sommer shares excellent tips on how to have difficult conversations, especially when you’re in a relationship. 

My radio guest, Rhoda Sommer, has been a psychotherapist for over 40 years. She teaches couples work to therapists at the University of Pittsburgh. She’s blogged for seven years at Relationship Realities, and hosts a podcast, What Healthy Couples Know That You Don’t.

Rhoda spoke with me about how to have difficult conversations in relationships on Last First Date Radio. Check out highlights of the show below. 

Read More

Why You Should Wait Before Having Sex

wait before having sex

Have you ever had sex too early or too quickly? It often leaves you with anxiety or heartbreak. Slow it down and wait before having sex. Here’s why…

Here’s a typical scenario that I see over and over with my clients who are dating online: A man contacts a woman. He wants to know if she’s still sexually active and sensual at her age (50’s-70’s). He says that he’s waited to have sex in the past, and sex was bad. So, to save time and energy, he wants to sleep with her right away to see if they’re sexually compatible.

It’s kinda like reading the last page of the book before you’ve started the book. That’s not how relationships work. If you’ve ever jumped into sex too early in a relationship, you know what I’m talking about.

My radio guest, Maureen Ryan, spoke about Dating and Sex: Why They DON’T Go Hand in Hand. Maureen is a nurse practitioner, sex therapist, and sexual wellness counselor. In her private practice she treats individuals and couples with intimacy concerns and sexual dysfunctions. She has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and is licensed as both an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.

Below, you can read highlights of our interview on why dating and sex do not go hand in hand

Read More

Dinner Date: When to Invite Him Over

dinner date

When’s the right time to invite a man over for a dinner date? This man invited himself over after the first date. Too soon?

One of my Facebook group members posted this question about when to invite a man over for a dinner date:

I had what I thought was a very nice first date tonight..lasted 3 hours and we talked easily about all kinds of subjects and laughed quite a bit. He said he’d like to see me again. When I got home he sent a very sweet email about all of the reasons he liked me.

I said I had a nice time too and then he sent me this: “I think you should invite me over for a nice home cooked meal in the not too distant future. Ball’s in your court…”.

Really? After a first date? We had talked about cooking, and he asked if I was a good cook. I said yes, but this seems a bit inappropriate to me after a first date. I responded that I wasn’t ready to invite him over my house yet and I needed to get to know him better and feel more comfortable. Thoughts?

Read More