It's Breakup Day

It's Breakup Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.
Unless you’re in a relationship and it’s creeping up on December 11th.

It is, statistically speaking, the greatest day of reckoning in the calendar year - the day you’re most likely to initiate or find yourself on the receiving end of being dumped.

In fact, breakups peak during the entire week of December 11th.

Click below to learn how to get through this week with your relationship still intact.

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5 Texting Fails You Won’t (easily) Recover From

5 Texting Fails You Won’t (easily) Recover From

I recently became the Global Ambassador for Tinder. It’s a side gig. I’m still a shrink. Still blogging. Actually, blogging more than ever – just for other publications in addition to ADD (<- Ask Dr. Darcy, though the acronym is ironic given that I have ADD).

I signed on with Tinder because of the appeal in reaching/teaching millions of swipers dating and relationship skills.

The experience has reinforced many of my instinctive beliefs about what attracts and repels people, and it’s also turned me into something of an online dating guru:  I can tell you if your profile and app interactions are encouraging left or right swipes, and why.

But matching is just the first step.

How you interact after you match is where the rubber meets the road.
Click below for my list of texting DON’Ts and WHYs:

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Why You Lack Self-Awareness

Why You Lack Self-Awareness

If you find yourself having the same issues in your relationships – intimate or platonic – it’s not a coincidence: It’s a lack of self-awareness.

 People with self-awareness know what their strengths and weaknesses are, and they know how those weaknesses affect others. 

 You have opportunities on a daily basis to learn about yourself, to gain valuable insights from the world so that you make new mistakes. 

 If you can’t rattle off 5 of your biggest weaknesses within 2 minutes (I just tried to confirm that’s a reasonable timeframe), it means there’s a way you’re moving through the world that’s keeping you from coming face to face with reality. Click below to read 7 things you’re doing to avoid the truth.

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