Breaking the Anxious-Avoidant Relationship Trap

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In this video, you’ll learn how to break the anxious-avoidant relationship trap so many find themselves in.

Have you ever found yourself in an anxious-avoidant relationship? If you’ve ever felt anxious and insecure about the love of a partner who said they felt smothered by your needs (or vice versa), you might be caught in this very common relationship pattern. In this video, you’ll learn how to identify and break the anxious-avoidant relationship trap.

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5 Boundary Mistakes That Sabotage Love

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Learn the 5 boundary mistakes that could be sabotaging your love life. Listen in to hear Theresa Byrne and I discuss boundaries!

Are you making these 5 boundary mistakes? If so, you might be sabotaging your love life. My guest, Theresa Byrne, is an inner power expert, 4th Degree Black Belt/ Master Instructor,  and a Certified Positive Intelligence© Coach. She teaches people how to change their physiology and mitigate their stress response in just three seconds by using their inner power. Arianna Huffington chose Theresa’s 2019 TEDTalk as one of the “Top 10 Most Meaningful TED Talks.”

She’s impressive! That’s why I reached out to her to co-lead our comprehensive 8-week boundaries course Boundaries for Beautiful Relationships, and the upcoming Boundary University, a one-stop-shop for all your boundary needs. I’m excited to have Theresa on the podcast to talk about the top 5 boundary mistakes that sabotage love, and what you can do to stop making those mistakes on your journey to your last first date.

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How to Have Tough Conversations in Dating and Relationships

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If you avoid having tough conversations when you’re dating or in a relationship, this video is for you!

Do you avoid having tough conversations in dating and relationships? It can be challenging to discuss awkward or vulnerable issues like sex, money, substance use, or even annoying habits. But if you don’t talk about the issues, they not only won’t magically disappear. They usually get worse. And then it becomes even more challenging to talk about the hard stuff. You might want to exit the relationship, but don’t have the words to let him know why. Or you might leave a relationship that could have been saved with successful communication. If this has ever happened to you, you’re going to want to listen to this video.

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How to Ask the Hard Questions in Dating

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Are you afraid to ask the hard questions in dating? My podcast guest, Dr. Duana Welch has scripts and tips for you.

Do you shy away from asking hard questions in dating? Do you share too much early on? My podcast guest, Dr. Duana Welch has scripts and tips for you. She is the original Love Factually author and coach known for using social science to help find and keep the right partner. She has taught at universities in Florida, California, and Texas across 20 years. Her Love Factually books are now out globally in five languages. Her client practice is global.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • The best time to ask hard questions in dating
  • How to talk about the hard stuff without it sounding like an interview
  • How to get clear about what you need and want early on
  • When and how to share about your life stories
  • Why people find it so difficult to bring up the hard stuff…and the consequences of waiting too long

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The Power of Your Other Hand

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Learn about the surprising power of your other hand when it comes to dating and relationship skills. Tune in to learn more!

ST Rappaport is a Relationship Photographer and host of the LifePix Relationships Podcast. She utilizes her experience and expertise working with individuals, couples and experts in the field, on her mission to help as many people as possible overcome challenges and live the best life possible.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • How writing with your non-dominant hand can help improve your relationships
  • A powerful exercise in using your non-dominant hand to understand your partner better
  • How to improve communication in your relationship
  • How to use your non-dominant hand to go on your last first date!

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What it Means to Lean Back in Dating

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Do you believe women should ‘lean back’ in dating? In this video, learn how leaning back can actually keep you from true love.

 

‘Lean back’ is a term used by many dating experts. Some say it means women shouldn’t initiate anything with men. Let men chase women. They believe it’s natural for men to be the pursuer and the protector. So, men should be excited to win you over, because you are the prize.

The problem I have with this definition of leaning back is it has women step into roles that are inauthentic and fake. Women become passive and anxious, relinquishing all control, waiting for men to initiate everything. This is in complete opposition to most women’s natural tendencies to take charge of everything else in their lives.

Don’t even get me started about women being the PRIZE. If women are the prize, what does that make men? And what makes women the prize and not men? Don’t women and men both have value? And doesn’t that set women up to look down on the very men who they want to pursue and claim them?

Even if you did lean back and let a man chase you – aka the prize – it doesn’t guarantee he will value you in the long run. In fact, many men who play this cat and mouse game are on to the next chase once they get the prize. Ouch!

I believe in a different, healthier, more realistic definition of leaning back in dating.

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