When and How to Set Boundaries in Dating

boundaries in dating

Do you know how and when to set boundaries in dating? In this video, you’ll learn why boundaries are so important…even before the first date!

A woman in my Facebook group posted to the group about having a picnic date for a first meet/date with someone she met online. She was concerned about the food being ‘spiked’ with a date rape drug. Here’s what she said:

1st date Picnic Question:

I feel a bit uncomfortable having a 1st date/meeting picnic after learning of a good friend’s drink (she is 53) was spiked at a busy club (in New Orleans) and her subsequent abduction and rape.

I went on a picnic date a month ago and only ate/drank what was sealed and opened in front of me. The guy seemed miffed that I skipped all the other things he brought. We did not go on a 2nd date for other reasons.

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3 Steps to Setting Clear Boundaries in Dating

Setting Clear Boundaries

Boundaries? Gotta have ’em! In this video, I share 3 steps to setting clear boundaries when you’re dating or in a relationship.

What are boundaries? I like to define them as a pink velvet rope, you know the kind they have in theaters? Their purpose is to keep the wrong people out and the right ones in. Boundaries are our emotional self-defense. They teach others how to treat us, and they keep us safe and sane.

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How to Quickly De-Escalate Anger in Three Simple Steps

De-Escalate Anger

My podcast guest, Doug Noll, teaches how to de-escalate anger and conflict in three easy steps. I highly recommend you check this out.

My podcast guest, Douglas E. Noll is an expert at teaching people how to de-escalate anger. He’s a lawyer turned peacemaker. His calling is to serve humanity, and he executes his calling at many levels. Doug’s work carries him into many dark places. Using pragmatic and practical skills of peace, he helps people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts.

He is an award-winning author of three books, a teacher, speaker, and a trainer. We discussed his fourth book, De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less on episode #322: A Three Step Method to De-Escalate Anger With Doug Noll. 





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How to Be a Giver Without Becoming a Doormat

giver

Are you a giver? Giving is a beautiful thing, unless you are dating a taker. Here’s how to be a giver without becoming a doormat, especially when you’re dating!

If you’re a giver by nature, you love to help others, and you treat people the way you want them to treat you. But, there have been times when you’ve felt taken advantage of by takers who don’t give back. How do you keep on giving without being taken advantage of, especially when you’re dating? That’s the topic of today’s video.





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Are You Doomed to Repeat Relationship Mistakes of Your Past?

 

Have you wondered if you’re doomed to repeat the relationship mistakes of your past? You’re not alone. Listen to today’s video to learn how to choose healthier relationships.

We want to give you some new ways to think about your past relationship mistakes and their impact on the relationships you have today and in your future. My colleague, Theresa Byrne, and I love to teach about boundaries, and today’s topic is an example of applying both internal and external boundary setting skills.





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