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Can a Relationship With Emotional Abuse Be Saved?

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Dr. David Hawkins helps many couples with narcissistic or emotional abuse. Listen to this episode to learn when a relationship can be saved.

Dr. David Hawkins is a clinical psychologist, director of the Marriage Recovery Center, and a best-selling author of over thirty books. Since 1976, he has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals. He’s passionate about working with couples in crisis and helps them discover a new way of doing things to have a healthy and thriving relationship.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Signs of narcissistic or emotional abuse in a relationship
  • How these factors contribute to the breakdown of a relationship
  • Steps to protect yourself and work towards healing and repairing
  • How couples can repair the damage of abuse in a relationship

When to STOP Giving the People You Date the Benefit of the Doubt

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Are you giving too many people you date the benefit of the doubt? You might be wasting precious time and energy!

Have you ever been in a relationship where you gave someone the benefit of the doubt over and over again, only to have that person hurt you? Whether it’s at the start of dating or when you’re already in a relationship, giving someone the benefit of the doubt is often the wrong thing to do. Why do we do it, and how do we stop? That’s what I’ll be covering in this video.


How to Keep Passion and Desire Alive in Relationships

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If you’re in a relationship, passion and desire can wane over time. Here’s how to keep your relationship hot and sexy!

Mali Apple and Joe Dunn are relationship coaches, authors, lovers, and best friends. In their award-winning books “Wild Monogamy: Cultivating Erotic Intimacy to Keep Passion and Desire Alive” and “The Soulmate Experience: A Practical Guide to Creating Extraordinary Relationships,” they share revolutionary ideas for keeping long-term committed relationships connected, fulfilling, sexy and fun.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • How to keep passion and desire alive in a long-term relationship
  • What are the erotic comfort zones?
  • The four dimensions of sexual connection
  • How couples can turn insecurities, inhibitions and shame into opportunities for intimacy
  • How couples can channel “just enough jealousy” into passion and desire

How to Fail at Online Dating

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This video will teach you how to fail at online dating. If you’re clever, you’ll figure out how to flip these tips and find love!

I post many videos and articles about how to find love online. What if instead of talking about online dating success, we talk about how to fail at online dating. These ten tips will guarantee you won’t find love online, which would be a shame. Because if you turn these tips around and do the opposite, you’ll definitely have online dating success!


Finding the Humor in Dating as a Single Mom

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What if you could find humor in dating as a single mom? That’s what Michele Traina does in her comedy routine. Listen to this episode!

Michele Traina is a comedian, actor, writer, and host of What’s Up NY. She’s also the creator of Divorce Diaries, a national one woman comedy show and TV series in development. Michele is a single mom born and raised in New Jersey who has been featured onstage with Chippendales Las Vegas, Wendy Williams, Tamron Hall, and with her theater company, Propbox Players.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • What is Divorce Diaries?
  • How to find humor in dating as a single mom
  • The best and worst romantic relationships post divorce
  • How being a single mom affects how she navigates the world of comedy
  • Why she struggles to find love

Five Common Online Dating Mistakes to Avoid

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If you’re dating online, you’re probably making some of these common online dating mistakes. Here’s how to avoid them and find love!

Online dating makes it easy to connect with people you might never have met in person. But, if you’ve tried online dating without success, it’s probably because you’re unknowingly committing one of these five common online dating mistakes. The good news is they can easily be avoided so can finally find your last first date.


How to Flourish After Narcissistic Abuse

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You can flourish after narcissistic abuse. My podcast guest, Marina J, shows us how in this episode of Last First Date Radio.

Marina J helps women flourish after narcissistic abuse with her Narcissistic Template Method®. She guides women to uncover the hidden shadows that typical therapy, mindset strategies, or self-care habits won’t address so that they RISE and become the fabulous woman they were born to be! She’s the author of the bestselling book, Turn Yourself On, and host of the podcast by the same name. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Common red flags of narcissistic abuse 
  • The green flags that tell us we’re going to flourish in new relationships
  • Why people still regularly over-give and under-receive in relationships after narcissistic abuse 
  • The number 1 tip for flourishing after a relationship with a narcissist

When Your Date Is Giving You Mixed Signals

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Is the person you’re dating giving you mixed signals? Blowing hot and cold? Watch this video for tips on how to manage these confusing signs.

Mixed signals in dating can be frustrating and confusing. “What did he mean when he said that?” “He told me one thing, but now he’s saying the opposite?” These confusing signals can make you crazy! Let’s discuss why people give mixed signals in dating, and what we can do when we’re on the receiving end.


The Secrets of a Great Relationship

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Dr. Mary J. Giuffra shares the five secrets to a great relationship on this episode of Last First Date Radio.

Dr. Mary J. Guiffra has been counseling couples and families for over 40 years. As a teacher to hundreds of couple therapists in training, she is widely published. She has presented at international conferences, has been featured on TV and radio and has served on the boards of professional journals, hospitals and community health agencies. As a family consultant to schools, colleges and universities, she served as vice president to her local school board. She believes that any interaction in any relationship is an opportunity for change and a chance to make the world a better place.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why we should never pursue a person who is distancing themselves from us 
  • The relationship killers and how to avoid them
  • The importance of identifying your personal triggers
  • The 5 keys to a successful relationship
  • How to apologize and make repairs 

Feeling Hopeless About Finding Love?

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If you’re feeling hopeless about finding love, this video is for you. Learn how to regain hope on your journey to lasting love.

Dating can be exhausting. After a string of bad dates or devastating breakups, you might be feeling hopeless about ever finding love. In this video, I’ll reveal 5 ways to regain hope when dating gets you down.