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.

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Healing From the Past for Healthier Relationships

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Healing from the past paves the way for healthier relationships. Therapist Marlisse Testa shows us how in this episode!

Marlisse Testa is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida who works with teens, adults, couples, and families. She treats depression, anxiety, mood disorders, mild personality disorders, trauma, PTSD and complex PTSD, relationship issues, divorce, dating, grief/loss, self-esteem, self-care, assertiveness training and more. She is also trauma trained and she is a Certified Integrative Medicine Provider and a trained narcissist abuse therapist. She’s here today to speak about her book, Stow Your Luggage When Dating: Practical Ways to Get Back into Dating While Putting Your Past Behind You to Have a Healthy, Vibrant, and Lasting Relationship.  

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why she wrote this book
  • What is the Ice Cream Theory in relation to dating?
  • Some signs that you should walk away from a person you’re dating
  • What she means by ‘hold on loosely’
  • Advice for those who are impatient in dating and relationships
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Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?

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Once a cheater, always a cheater? In this video, we’ll explore when to trust that someone won’t cheat again, and when to walk away.

Do you believe if someone cheats once, they’ll always be a cheater? There are people who cheat once and don’t cheat again. And there are chronic cheaters. How can you tell the difference, and when should you give a cheater a second chance? That’s what we’re exploring in this video.

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10 Signs of a One-Sided Relationship

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Have you ever been in a one-sided relationship – feeling anxious, questioning their interest in you? If so, watch this video!

If you’ve ever been in a one-sided relationship, you know how awful it feels. You’re always on edge, wondering if they really like you. In this video, I share 10 signs that the relationship is not working, because they’re just not that interested in you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Dating With Children

Dating With Children

Dating with children can be challenging, but with the right preparation and compassionate communication, single parents can find love again.

Dating with children…You’re a single parent dating someone, and you like each other. He knows you have kids. Maybe he has kids. Once you’re exclusive, how do you navigate a budding relationship with children in the picture? In this video, I cover everything you need to know about dating with children.

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5 Signs of a Fake Apology

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When someone hurts you and offers a fake apology, it can feel worse than never apologizing at all. Here are 5 signs of a fake apology.

A fake apology can feel insincere and manipulative. Many people struggle with offering a true apology. They get defensive when you tell them your feelings are hurt. They might deny that they did anything wrong, play the victim, make excuses, or shift the blame onto someone else. In this video, you’ll learn five signs that can help you spot an insincere apology – and how to apologize in a way that repairs the relationship.

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