5 Signs You’re in a Codependent Relationship

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How do you know if you’re in a codependent relationship? Here are 5 warning signs you might be in one and what to do if you are.

What’s a codependent relationship, and how do you know if you’re in one? It is a toxic relationship pattern where the codependent partner has an unhealthy need to be needed, and the other partner, or the enabler, exploits this need by relying on their partner too much. This dysfunctional relationship pattern is common not just in romantic partnerships, but also between parents and children, other family members, coworkers, and friends.

We often unconsciously continue these codependent behaviors until we seek the right kind of support to create healthier relationships where both partners respect and honor each other’s needs.

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Rebuilding Trust and Intimacy After Betrayal

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After infidelity, many couples struggle in rebuilding trust and intimacy. Jennifer Lehr shares tips on how to repair when trust is broken.

Jennifer Lehr speaks about rebuilding trust and intimacy after betrayal. She’s been helping couples build solid, connected and loving partnerships for nearly 20 years. Her three blogs are designed to help people improve their lives and relationships. She also writes and speaks about her relationship with her husband, from a difficult beginning to creating the beautiful relationship they have today.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • How to define infidelity in these modern times
  • Some ways people are emotionally unfaithful
  • Why infidelity is so devastating
  • The keys to rebuilding trust after betrayal

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When His Actions Don’t Match His Words

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What do you do when a guy’s actions don’t match his words? My ex-boyfriend seemed like a great guy at first, until this happened…

“I’m a good guy!” That’s what my boyfriend Bob would say (with his sexy southern accent) whenever he did something that wasn’t so ‘good’. He forgot my birthday? “I’m so sorry. I’m really a good guy. Let me take you out for dinner tonight to celebrate.” Have you ever met a good guy – someone who claimed to be ‘good’ – but they weren’t? That’s what today’s video is about…

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Is It Ever Okay to Lie In Online Dating?

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Is it ever okay to lie in online dating? In this video, I discuss the most common lies, which to forgive and when to walk away.

Are you tired of men who lie in online dating? While online dating presents a wonderful opportunity to search for love much more broadly than you could in ‘real life’, there are also unique challenges. Many first dates don’t go well for the following reasons: He was shorter, heavier or older than his profile represented. In other words, he lied about his height, age and weight. And that made you wonder if he was going to lie about other things.

In this video, I discuss when it’s okay to lie and when it’s not.

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The Impact of Attachment Trauma On Romantic Relationships

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Your attachment trauma directly impacts your adult relationships. Thais Gibson revealed the fascinating reasons why we choose our partners.

My podcast guest, Thais Gibson, spoke about attachment trauma and how it affects our love lives. She’s an author, speaker and co-creator of the Personal Development School. Thais is best known for her contributing work and research on Attachment Theory and the impact of attachment trauma on our adult romantic relationships. She’s the author of, The Attachment Theory Guide, and her YouTube channel often focuses on educating people on how to subconsciously reprogram this area of their lives.

In this episode:

  • What is Attachment Theory and how does it impact our romantic relationships?
  • What are the different attachment styles?
  • How do our early childhood experiences with attachment affect our subconscious mind?
  • How can we retrain our mind to transform any limiting program in each of the 7 areas of life (Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, Relationships Career & Financial)?

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How to Stay Safe When Online Dating

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We want you to stay safe when online dating. My podcast guest, Jenny Thompson, has created an easy way to do a background check. Listen!

It’s so important to stay safe when online dating. Jenny Thompson is the founder and CEO of SafetyPIN Technologies, the Internet’s first portable trust badge. With so many of us using apps to hire babysitters, rent private homes, and, of course, go on dates, SafetyPIN offers a better way to develop trust online.

In this episode:

  • Why do background checks on your dates
  • When to do a background check
  • Why dating sites should NOT do background checks
  • How to stay safe when online dating!

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