Not too long ago, I bought a new car. I decided the time had come for me to trade in my 14-year old Corolla for something new. As I was navigating the whole car-buying process, I was struck by how similar car-buying is to dating. Here are the top 3 ways that searching for the right car is like searching for the right man.
Regardless of what religious faith you are or what holiday you celebrate, here are my 5 holiday wishes for you:
Holiday Wish #1
That you're surrounded by family and friends who love and care about you. Because you ARE special and deserve to be loved and cared for!
Holiday Wish #2
That you take some quality time every day to do something you truly enjoy. Because we all need and deserve a little down time!
Holiday Wish #3
That you love and respect yourself enough to maintain healthy boundaries around how you expect others to treat you. Because we all deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. Of course, this means that you do the same for others as well.
Holiday Wish #4
That you have the courage to trust and honor your intuition. Because it is the best and most reliable inner guidance system you will ever have in life.
Holiday Wish #5
That you enjoy life to the fullest, regardless of whether there's a man in it. By living a life you love, you make it easier to attract the love of your life!
I wish you a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season and New Year. I also want to thank you for being a part of my Date With Power community. I look forward to continuing to help and support you in your quest for love!
I'm sure you're familiar with the phrase "pick your battles". I learned this lesson pretty early on, especially during the first few weeks of my marriage. Even now, I still have to keep reminding myself of it!
No matter how great your partner may be, there will ALWAYS be times when he does or says something that angers you, frustrates you, or just simply drives you nuts!
The problem is, if you complain about every little thing he does wrong, he'll think you're a fussy nit-picker who's impossible to please. As a result, the quality of your relationship will suffer.
July 29, 2017 was a day I'll never forget. It was the day I got married to the same man TWICE. Yes, you read that correctly; I married the same man twice in one day. Let me explain...
Many women wonder how long they should date a man before becoming exclusive with him. The bottom line is, there is no set period of time or number of dates you should go on before deciding to date someone exclusively.
What really matters is whether 8 key things have occurred in your relationship. Before you decide to become exclusive with someone and close yourself off to other dating prospects, make sure the following 8 things have happened first:
Whenever we meet someone new, the first thing we notice is the way he looks. Unfortunately, some women become so enamored with a man’s appearance that they fail to pick up on major red flags, incompatibilities, character flaws, and other warning signs that he’s not the right person for them.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that looks aren’t important because they are! In fact, chemistry and attraction are key ingredients in any romantic relationship. But in order for your relationship to succeed in the long run, there has to be much more than just great chemistry.
Do you believe in love at first sight? I don't. Here's why...
Candlelight dinners, bouquets of roses, wild passionate bouts of sex, whispering sweet nothings in each other’s ears….this is what often comes to mind when most people think of true love. But while all these things are definitely symbolic of love and romance, they do not necessarily constitute genuine, true love. While everyone has his or her own definition of what true love really is, I believe there are 3 essential elements that must be present in any romantic relationship in order for true love to exist.
This might shock you, but it’s not “I love you” or “Let’s have sex”. Instead, those 3 words are: “TELL ME MORE”. Now, I know you’re probably thinking “Huh??” But stay with me here and I’ll explain.
With 2017 right around the corner, I want to take this opportunity to share a very personal story with you.