Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places

Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? My podcast guest, Venus Castleberg, was stuck in unhealthy patterns until she did this…

Venus Castleberg is the author of Here to Forever: Finally Free to Be Me, a story that explores looking for love in all the wrong places. From a belief system that she was flawed and broken to discovering how to like herself, Venus delivers the tools and processes to create something greater. A seasoned entrepreneur, holistic healthcare practitioner and coach, Venus is devoted to a life of joyful possibility. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • Why finding ‘the one’ is not the real goal
  • How to stop looking for love in all the wrong places
  • The steps to attracting in a healthy partnership
  • What to do if you’re in a relationship that’s toxic to you
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Healing From Codependency

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Charisse Cooke helps with healing from codependency on this episode of Last First Date Radio. Such an important conversation!

Charisse Cooke has been a therapist for 17 years and in a relationship for 14, which is why she has firsthand knowledge of the traps we inevitably fall into. She offers step-by-step online teaching videos outlining exactly what to do to improve your relationship.She also writes how-to articles tackling the biggest problems modern relationships face. And she answers your questions in the Agony Aunt section of her website.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • What is codependency?
  • How does codependency originate?
  • How does being codependent affect our romantic relationships?
  • How can we begin to heal from codependency?
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How to Find Love After 50

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Author Francine Russo shares great tips on how to find love after 50. You’ll gain new insights and more hope after listening to this episode!

Francine Russo is the author of Love after 50 and They’re Your Parents, Too! Armed with a PhD in English literature, she became a journalist focusing on psychology, relationships and social trends. Having cut her teeth at the Village Voice, she’s gone on to write for virtually every publication from the Atlantic to The New York Times. She covered the Boomer beat at Time magazine for over a decade, and her cover stories have appeared on Parade, Scientific American and New York Magazine. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • How Francine found love again after being widowed twice
  • How to stay hopeful when you’re searching for love after 50
  • The biggest challenges to dating at this age
  • What it means to do the ‘headword’ before dating
  • How to get a reality check in dating
  • Different ways people make love work at this stage in life
  • How to reframe rejection
  • How to make sex work well later in life
  • And more!
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Learn How to Reparent Yourself

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If you grew up in a home where your emotional needs weren’t met, you can learn to reparent yourself. Learn how in this video.

If you grew up in a home where your emotional needs weren’t met, or worse, there was any type of abuse or trauma, it often leads to dysfunctional adult relationships. One of the ways to heal is to reparent yourself. In this video, you’ll learn what reparenting is and the four steps I teach to begin the process. 

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Finding Love After Emotional Abuse

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Reema Zaman found love again after emotional abuse. If you’ve experienced relationship trauma, this episode will give you hope!

Reema Zaman is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and speaker. She is the author of the memoir I Am Yours, the forthcoming dystopian novels Paramita and Motherland, the anthology Love/Sex, and creator of the TV show SNAP. She has been a guest on Dear Sugars and Vice News, and her essays have been published in Vogue, The Guardian, Salon, and other noteworthy platforms. Born in Bangladesh and raised in Thailand, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her rescue chihuahua, Fia the Fierce.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • The story of how the abuse built over time in Reema’s marriage
  • The clever way she got her husband to leave her
  • The steps she took to rebuild her life after divorce
  • How she found profound mature love after emotional abuse
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A Marriage-Minded Guide for Lasting Love

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Want to find lasting love? In this episode of Last First Date Radio with Marcia Naomi Berger, you’ll get a guide for making love last.

Marcia Naomi Berger is the author of Marriage Minded: An A to Z Dating Guide for Lasting Love. She’s an internationally recognized relationship expert. She leads dynamic marriage and communication workshops and is a popular speaker at conferences. A clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice, she has taught continuing education classes for therapists at the University of California Berkeley Extension, Alliant International University, and for various professional associations. 

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • The benefits of marriage
  • Obstacles to lasting love
  • Dating tips for those who want to get married
  • How to create your must-have list
  • How to create your deal breaker list
  • How to cultivate an interdependent relationship
  • How to keep marriage fun and long-lasting
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