Saturday December 20th 2014

‘Playing Hard To Get’ Archives

5 Signs Your Ex Is Emotionally Challenged

5 Signs Your Ex Is Emotionally Challenged

Some of us get into relationships where we're pretty much destroying our self esteem because we ignored initial warning signs that the person we're attracted to is an emotional train wreck or ticking time bomb. Very often we are swept off our feet by the physical, mental or sexual attraction only to end up heartbroken, angry, bitter, revengeful [...]

59 Ways Men And Women Manipulate Their Partners

59 Ways Men And Women Manipulate Their Partners

I had to include this... just had to! A new study published by the European Journal of Personality, and conducted by Researches from the University of Western Sydney and Singapore Management University has found that the old adage -- treat them mean, keep them keen -- is not just a 1920's old wives' tale. The study identified 59 ways in [...]

What To Do When Your Ex Is Playing Mind Games

What To Do When Your Ex Is Playing Mind Games

A client asked me the other day, “What would you do if your ex was playing mind games?” The “Love Coach” in me wanted to go straight to “advice mode” but then I remembered that I wasn’t always a love doctor. There was a time in my life when I did some things that were not so “loving”, and I write about this in my Dating Your [...]

The “Rules” and Playing Mind Games With Men

The “Rules” and Playing Mind Games With Men

You’ve heard them; don’t approach him first, don’t flirt, don’t look friendly, don’t pick up the phone when he calls, wait four days before you call him back, never ever accept spontaneous invitations, act like you’re not interested, don’t show him you like him, don’t let him hold your hand until on the third date, don’t [...]

I’m Losing My Boyfriend – What Should I Do? Pt. 2

I’m Losing My Boyfriend – What Should I Do? Pt. 2

Continues from Pt 1 When we’re threatened with the possibility of losing someone we love, we often don't see the things in front of us including how our own words and actions may be more self-destructing than helpful. This is especially true when you feel like what you worked hard to build (and keep) is slipping through your fingers and [...]

Tips For Giving Him/Her The Space He/She Needs

Tips For Giving Him/Her The Space He/She Needs

    Having enough space or privacy in a relationship is more important for a couple's happiness than having a good sex life, says a resent US study on marriage. So why is space so important in a relationship? "When partners have their own set of interests, friends, and time for self, that makes them happier and less bored," [...]

The No.1 Reason You Act Needy and Clingy

The No.1 Reason You Act Needy and Clingy

"I'm giving him/her his/her space" is the excuse most men and women give for not contacting their ex. This so overused excuse is usually qualified with "I don't want to come across as needy" or "I don't want to push him/her away." On a superficial level, it sounds oh-so caring. You care so much about your ex that you do not want to "bother" [...]

Who Should Initiate Contact – Dumper Or Dumpee?

Who Should Initiate Contact – Dumper Or Dumpee?

Shouldn't the dumper be the one to initiate contact? I get asked this question quite a lot, and thought a longer response might help clarify a few things. Although I've often used the words "dumper" and "dumpee" myself, I'm convinced that "dumper" and "dumpee" labels oversimplify the break-up and reconciliation process. "Dumper" and [...]

5 Common Signs A Man Or Woman Is Playing You

5 Common Signs A Man Or Woman Is Playing You

Question: I met him on one of my business trips. I’m 43, he’s 34. The chemistry was instant and strong. He asked for my number and he immediately called me. Soon after that we started seeing each other every other every, spending some nights at my place and some nights at his. We both have very busy lives but we always found time to be with [...]

How Can I Hold On To My Boyfriend?

How Can I Hold On To My Boyfriend?

Question: Thank you for everything you're doing. This is by far the best advice site and blog on authentic relationships. My story in brief is that for 3 years I have been hiding my true feelings, lying about who I’m with and where I’ve been and generally playing mind games with this one man whom I love very much. I just don’t know how to [...]

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