AN EMPOWERED APPROACH TO FINDING


A LASTING, LOVING RELATIONSHIP...

Q & A:“Is the advice to let the guy lead still good advice?”

Q: Hey Pella, I've had 4 dates with a guy named Matthew whom I met at a party...

Q & A "I'm Dating Other People..."

Q: Dear Pella, Now I'm sort of dating these 2 guys...

Why Lovers are Like Food...

Imagine you are really hungry. You skipped breakfast and lunch. It’s 3 PM and your stomach is screaming “Feed me, feed me!”

Q & A: "So, um, are you looking to settle down?"

Q: Dear Pella, When is it okay to start asking questions about your date's hopes and plans for the future?

Q & A: What do I do while I wait? Should I settle?

Q: Dear Pella, What do I do in this time leading up to finding a partner and starting a family?

Q & A: When do we move from online messaging to an actual date?

Q: Dear Pella, A J-Dater has corresponded via J-Date email back and forth five times...

Are you ready to take the plunge?

Questions to ask yourself before committing for the long haul.

Do You Know Your Attachment Style?

When I work with a new client, one of the first things I help them determine is their attachment style.

Top 18 Reasons to Run the Other Way

The heartache - or the relief - at the end of a relationship.

Do you suffer from Dating Fatigue Syndrome?

There’s a syndrome going around among many of my clients that is as normal as the common cold. I’ve dubbed it Dating Fatigue Syndrome.

Jennifer’s Letter to the World

Written by my client Jennifer, used with written permission.

How to Love Your Inner Ugly Duckling

My client Isabelle* is a beautiful 45 year old woman.

MY BROKEN RADAR (A PERSONAL STORY)

I’m sharing about my personal story today. It’s vulnerable to write about it, but I think it’s really important for you to know, so I’m going for it even though it's a little scary. Thanks for reading with an open heart.

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: SOLO

The holidays can be a really lonely time when you’re single.

Breaking Up is Hard To Do

We've all been there.

That awkward dinner, painful phone call, or even the surprising email (true story).

4 Principles of Empowered Dating:

1. There is nothing wrong with being single.

It is possible to have a full life while single and that is a legitimate choice. Some people choose this for certain periods of time, some for the long term.

How Do You Stay Inspired to Keep Dating?

It's hard to stay inspired to keep dating if you are in a place of hopelessness or fear. If you're sure you're not going to get what you want, why bother?

Why Self-Care is a Radical Act (and Why "Selfish" is a Good Thing)

First of all, let's define what we're talking about. What do I mean when I say "self-care?"

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