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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Communication Skills in Dating and Relationships

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Dr. Jeanne Michele is an expert in communication skills. She helps people live happier lives by talking everything out. Listen in!

Dr. Jeanne Michele is a teacher, modern day philosopher, change agent, and coach. Her coaching is dynamic, engaging and deeply transformative. She helps individuals and couples gain the clarity they need to create powerful, intimate, and creative lives, relationships and partnerships.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • How women and men process differently
  • Why all men are not from Mars, and what that means for you
  • How infidelity can be the positive catalyst to transforming your relationship
  • The importance of communicating about the hard stuff
  • The secrets to going on your last first date

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Understanding Men Over 50

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Trouble understanding men over 50? This episode with Lisa Copeland will help. Get actionable tips to help you find love with a mature man!

Lisa Copeland is an expert in communicating with and understanding men over 50. She’s a leading internationally recognized Love Coach and Dating Expert for women over 50. She’s the Amazon Best-Selling Author of The Winning Dating Formula For Women Over 50. Has been seen in Huffington Post and has appeared on ABC and Fox. She inspires and teaches women how to feel confident, empowered and joyful dating after 50.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Do older men really only date younger women?
  • What men over 50 look for in a woman
  • How women and men can improve their communication
  • How women unconsciously emasculate men
  • Why women need to ask men for help…and receive it graciously
  • How to go on your last first date!

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