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Do’s And Don’ts of The First Date

I know, I know, the whole topic is cringe-worthy. But frankly, if you were following the clichés, I wouldn’t have spent the last two decades hearing about people having the one-and-done. And with life slowly returning to normal, there’s never been a better time to freshen up on your dating ...
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Why Love Is Actually Irrelevant to the Success of Your Relationship

Relationship success is a science. Long-term love has less to do with the falling part than it does with the maintaining part. We’re all familiar with the falling, if not through first-hand experience then from movies, music and social media. Media of every kind loves to highlight the beginnings of ...
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I Cheated: What Do I Do?

Dear Dr. Darcy: My fiancé and I have been together for 4 and a half years. We are in the process of buying our first home and were planning to marry next year. Everything was going well and I love her more than life itself, but, I went out with ...
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Is My Therapist Really Hitting On Me?

I am a 40-year old [lesbian] and have been in therapy for over 20 years. I am aware that many clients believe that their therapist is in love with them or vice versa, [but] this is different. My therapist is also a lesbian. She often over-compliments me, is outwardly 'different' ...
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In a relationship rut? These 5 things fix it.

Here’s the thing about relationship skills: They’re skills. We’re not born with them. We’re taught them. Most of us are taught them by people who are statistically more likely to be divorced than happily married: Our parents. Luckily we’re never too old to learn something new. But to turn information ...
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“Toughen Up,” They Told Me…

Ever since I can remember, I was told I was too sensitive. As a teenager, I wanted to avoid things that seemed unnecessarily negative, so I refused to watch the 11:00 p.m. news. It just didn’t seem like a good idea for my last thoughts of the day to be ...
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