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What to Do When You Feel Compelled to Stay in a Deteriorating Relationship

by Lisa Force

There are many reasons you might want to stay in a relationship that’s on the rocks. Perhaps you have children, or there are complex financial issues, or you’re just unwilling or afraid to be alone. Whatever your reasons, if your relationship isn’t giving you what you need anymore, but you can’t leave it, there is […]

Online Dating: Keys to Attracting the Right People

by Lisa Force

Online Dating: Keys to Attracting the Right People The world of online dating has expanded exponentially over the past 10 years. From Match.com and eHarmony to Tinder and JDate, there are niche sites and platforms ready to accomodate most any age, lifestyle, and technology habit. However, navigating the waters of online dating as a serious […]

7 Signs You’re in an Unhealthy Relationship

by Lisa Force

Relationships have their ups and downs and, clearly, none are perfect. But there is a fine line between normal bumps and chronic dysfunction. An unhealthy relationship not only lacks staying power, but staying in one can have serious, damaging repercussions that range from stifling your potential and killing your sense of self to literally killing […]

How to Break Up with Grace

by Lisa Force

The saying “breaking up is hard to do” is more than a cliched rock-and-roll lyric. No matter the reason, choosing to end a relationship is hard enough on its own. However, it is your ability to handle that decision, and the actions that follow it, with maturity and grace that set you up for successful […]

What To Do When He Drops The ‘I’m Not Ready for a Commitment’ Line

by Lisa Force

So, you’ve been dating your boyfriend for a while and you feel like you have a good connection. You’re ready to become a little more serious, to advance to the next stage of the relationship, whether it’s dating each other exclusively, moving in together, or marriage. But suddenly – whammo! – when you bring up […]

The 3 Things That All Successful Married Couples Do

by Lisa Force

Falling in love and getting married is relatively easy compared to staying in love and living in a happy marriage. While there is no denying the ups and downs of life, careers, and raising a families that most married couples encounter, working hard to maintain their state of being “in love” and bonded to one […]

How to Find Love Regardless of Your Age

by Lisa Force

Whether you are 16 or 60, dating is scary. The thought of putting yourself “out there” and actually finding someone is not easy. What if he is a total jerk? What if she is only after my money? Especially among older adults, figuring out ways to attract another person, as well as determine whether or […]

Research: How Mismatched Couples Get Their Happily-Ever-After in Each Other

by Lisa Force

The cliche that “opposites attract” is so rampant in relationship discourse that it is often just passed by. However, the idea that a seemingly mismatched pair of partners are actually perfect for one another is not only true anecdotally, but there is substantial psychological research to support it. While everyone’s definition of “Happily Ever After” […]

What You Ought to Know Before Getting Into a Relationship

by Lisa Force

When you date with the goal of getting into a relationship, the qualities and signs you need to look out for are much different than when you are just out there to have fun. Your entire perspective and understanding need to change. Indeed, the key to relationship success is to go through the process of […]