How to Escalate a Relationship

How do you escalate a relationship without chasing, nagging, or demanding? In this video, learn how to speak up and ask for what you want!

Cynthia wrote in from Italy: “I went on one date with a guy, and he seemed very interested in me. Now, we’re on lockdown because of the pandemic, and we only communicate by phone once a week: he calls, and then the following week I call him. Yes he’s busy, but not that busy he can’t call a little more. I don’t know what I should do, because I don’t want to be the one chasing him.” 

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Questions to Ask Before Meeting Your Date During the Pandemic

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[NEW VIDEO] How do you stay safe when you date during the pandemic? Ask these important questions BEFORE you meet up.

How do you date during the pandemic? That’s a question we’re still asking 9 months after COVID-19 became a global pandemic. Before that, many of us met our dates on an online dating site or app, and that first date was a crapshoot. Will it lead to a relationship? Or will it be a dead end? During the pandemic, the stakes are higher. You can risk contracting COVID-19 from someone you may never see again.

While it’s not always easy to know how a first date will turn out, we can lower the risk of getting the virus on a date. How? By asking questions in advance. In this video, I share some crucial questions to keep you safe.

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Is Jealousy Always Bad For a Relationship?

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Jealousy…is it always bad for relationships? My guest, Joli Hamilton, presents a new way to see the benefits. Listen in!

Dr. Joli Hamilton is a research psychologist, author, TEDx speaker, and AASECT certified sex educator. She has spent the past two decades balancing a wild entrepreneurial spirit with a deep desire to have a secure, passionate partner (and she raised 7 kids along the way!). Joli is committed to helping women create sustainable, soul-nourishing relationships without sacrificing their career dreams.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • The difference between jealousy and envy
  • How people can deal effectively when they are jealous in a relationship
  • A four-step process for managing when you’re jealous
  • The opposite of jealousy
  • What’s compersion, and why is it something we should work on in our relationships?

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Emotional Detox for Anxiety in Dating

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If you have anxiety in dating or in your relationships, tune in! Sherriana Boyle, the founder of Emotional Detox©, shares great strategies.

If you get anxiety in dating, this show is for you. My guest, Sherianna Boyle, is an international, Emotional Detox Coach®, author of eight books, including her most recent Emotional Detox and Emotional Detox for Anxiety. She is an adjunct Psychology Professor and founder of Emotional Detox Coaching® servicing clients virtually world wide.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • What is an Emotional Detox©?
  • Why so many people are reactive
  • How people can overcome anxiety in dating
  • The CLEANSE© Method
  • The #1 thing you need for dating success

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How to Fight Fairly in Relationships

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Discover the keys to fight fairly in relationships. If you’re afraid of conflict, you must watch this video!

Do you know how to fight fairly? Most of us grow up in homes where conflict was either avoided altogether, which is stonewalling, or there was defensiveness, criticism, or contempt. Arguments don’t have to be scary or avoided. They can actually bring us closer to our partner so we can share greater intimacy.

In this Instagram Live video, I spoke with Mary Jo Rapini about how to fight fairly.

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How To Ask For What You Want And Need In A Relationship

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Do you find it hard to ask for what you want and need in a relationship? Watch this video to learn how to speak up for better relationships!

Do you struggle to ask for what you want and need in dating and relationships? The top three reasons people don’t speak up are 1. Fear of rejection 2. Fear of seeming too needy, and 3. Assuming if they cared about you, you wouldn’t have to ask.

Unfortunately, if you don’t ask, you don’t receive. BUT, it’s important to ask the right people in the right way at the right time. In this video, I break down how to be assertive and improve all your relationships!

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