Should You Let Go of Expectations in Dating?

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Do you believe in having expectations in dating? In this video, learn 2 types of expectations and several ways to manage them while dating.

Many experts say you should let go of expectations in dating if you want to find love. I disagree. In this video, I share the two types of expectations in dating, and several ways to manage expectations so you don’t get disappointed or hurt.

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8 Conversations That Lead to Deep Connection

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Learn about the 8 conversations that lead to deep connection in my conversation with Susan Scott on Last First Date Radio.

Susan Scott is a New York Times bestselling author and leadership development architect. For the past two decades, she has enabled top executives worldwide to engage in vibrant dialogue with each other, with their employees, and with their customers. In Fierce Love: Creating a Love That Lasts, One Conversation at a Time, and Fierce Love: A Journal for Couples, Susan Scott guides couples through eight must-have conversations that lead to deep connection and lasting commitment.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why it’s so hard for most couples to talk honestly to each other
  • Some of the 8 conversations every couple must have
  • Why unconditional love is so problematic in relationships
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Tango As a Metaphor For Improving Your Relationships

Did you know Tango can help in improving your relationships? Linda Sutton says she can tell so much by watching how a couple dances.

For over ten years, Linda Sutton has been sharing her passion for dance and relationships. She’s the Executive Producer of the award-winning 22Tango Show with Linda Sutton. The show is now on ROKU and Amazon Fire TV, streaming in 18 countries. Linda’s unique combination of corporate experience with performing arts expertise blends together to create energetic performances that inspire. She joined me on the podcast to talk about what we can learn from Tango to improve our relationships.

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How to Resolve Conflict In Relationships

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If you struggle with knowing how to resolve conflict in your relationship, tune in to this episode with Kimberly Holmes!

Kimberly Beam Holmes specializes in helping couples resolve conflict. She has a master’s degree in psychology, and over the past 10 years, has been the CEO of Marriage Helper and CEO and host of her podcast It Starts with Attraction. She’s a wife and mother, researching the ways that attraction affects people personally and the relationships they hold dear.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • What’s good about fighting
  • The top three things people fight about most
  • Why people fight
  • How to resolve conflict and fight fairly
  • How to get calm and identify what’s going on for you
  • Why it’s important to sometimes agree to disagree
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Dating App Etiquette: When and How to End Conversations 

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When you’re no longer interested in a match on a dating app, do you know when and how to end conversations? Watch this video to find out.

You’ve been texting someone on the dating apps. It’s either not going anywhere, you’re turned off, or you simply realize you’re no longer interested in that person. You want to to stop texting, but you don’t know when and how to end the conversation. Watch this video!

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Relationship Skills For Lasting Connections

In this episode, you’ll learn the relationship skills you need to have the lasting connections you yearn for.

Lauren Reitsema’s interest in relationship skills began when her parents divorced after almost 20 years. Seeking to understand better patterns for her own future, she earned a Bachelor in Communication from TCU. Lauren is the author of In Their Shoes, a book dedicated to helping parents better understand and connect with children of divorce. She has been a speaker for over 15 years, teaching a variety of relationship skills to youth, adults and corporate teams. Lauren, her husband, Josh, and their three children are avid skiers, outdoor enthusiasts and Broncos’ fans.

Joneen Mackenzie is an RN and former first lieutenant in the USAF Nurse Corps. She founded the Center for Relationship Education, which has certified more than 15,000 educators in its REAL Essentials relationship skills curricula. She participates in national public health standards policy through numerous board memberships. She and her daughter, Lauren Reitsema, are the authors of the new book, Relationship Essentials: Skills to Feel Heard, Fight Fair, and Set Boundaries in All Areas of Life, and they both live in Colorado.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Relationship tools from the book, Relationship Essentials
  • How we can reconnect a world divided post-pandemic
  • Why setting boundaries is an act of kindness
  • How “being interested makes you interesting”
  • Why fighting is a natural and healthy part of life
  • Tools for handling conflict effectively
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