We will tell you what you need in a relationship, where you screwed up (without knowing it) in past relationships and a customized action plan to make your next relationship successful.Dating can be exhilarating, exhausting, everything in between — and something we’ve all got a lot to say about.
Afterward, at dinner, there was plenty to talk about.” — Emily On being upfront: “I have always believed in being just as upfront, direct and ambitious about my personal goals as I am about my career goals.I think too often we think that being ‘feminist’ translates into being relaxed about marriage and kid timelines, ‘seeing where things go,’ and not having high expectations of the people we’re with.” — Bea On date prep: “My friend and I had this ritual of singing ‘Eye of the Tiger’ to each other over the phone before a first date to help calm each other’s nerves.” — Jenny On being yourself: “On my first date with my fiancé, I brought up this old (slightly embarrassing) video game about dogs that I played as a child and said that I wanted to track it down.After blurting that out, I immediately regretted it. But then he told me that he had bought that same game on a whim just two months earlier.On our second date (the very next day), we played it together on his front porch.” — Sasha “When I was starting to date after my divorce, I felt this horrible need to apologize for the ‘complications’ of my life. If I’m hiding who I am from the person I want to love me, who are they really loving, anyway?’ (I’m 38 years old, by the way; the learning never stops.Also, three cheers for good therapists.) The relationship I’m in now is so different: I feel loved for who I am, all of me, even the difficult parts.Asking for what we need and believing that we deserve is EVERYTHING.” — Molly On feeling confused: “I read a great quote once that summed up dating for me: ‘If he or she likes you, you will know.If he or she doesn’t, you will be ‘confused’.’ I wish I had read this when I went through a long period of confusion!I’m now in a relationship with a long-time friend who I’m not embarrassed around and isn’t embarrassed by me, even when I car dance to Copacabana on the radio.” — Emmy On breakup advice: “The best breakup advice I ever had was from an old boss who told me to do something for myself.In a relationship, you often consider someone else and never just focus on YOU.I took up running and that was (and still is) my head space time.