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3 Ways Men Express Their Feelings that Women Often Misunderstand

Tale as old as time, women like to talk through their emotions while for the majority of men, they let their actions do the talking much of the time. I’m here to give you a cheat sheet to help interpret his actions and emotions. Let’s face it, when it comes to men, an invitation to discuss “feelings” isn’t generally something they jump at. It’s something I hear from my readers often. Now, of course I’m not suggesting that you should just put up with an uncommunicative partner who grunts half-formed sentences. But the first step toward effective communication is what…

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What is Your 2017 Power Word?

The new year is almost here and choosing a power word can help guide you toward meeting all of those resolutions you set out for yourself! Let me walk you through my process of selecting a power word. Setting New Year’s resolutions doesn’t have to be an exercise in futility. I know it seems for many that you create a list of lofty goals and then by the time February rolls around, they are long forgotten. This can be due to life taking you on some crazy plot twist. But it can also be due to writing out too many…

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What Losing My Dad Taught Me About Success

Oh 2016, it was the best of times…it was the worst of times…ha! Actually in many ways, 2016 SUCKED gigundo arse. > A project I’d spent a year writing was cancelled days before launch. > I ran over a small pothole that ended up costing me over $2K in car repairs. > I caught a cold that turned into a brutal case of bronchitis that had me bedridden for several days. And my dad unexpectedly died in May. The first three things would be enough to send me into a temporary spiral of fear and panic. But the last one…

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8 Signs You are FAR Sexier than You Realize

Let me guess…you feel pulled in a gazillion directions. Work responsibilities. Family life. Running a household. Keeping afloat financially. Trying to stay healthy. Shuttling kids to countless activities. Remembering field trips…and birthdays…and to take the trash out. It’s no wonder that feeling sexy gets pushed down to the bottom of your never-ending to-do list. Fer cryin’ out loud you are TIRED and just want to pull on a hoodie and some yoga pants, pour a gigundo glass of chardonnay and decompress. Feeling “hawt” is the last thing on your mind. With everything we have going on, it’s no surprise we…

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Been Played for a Fool? A Quick Guide to Overcoming Heartbreak

Been Played for a Fool? A Quick Guide to Overcoming Heartbreak

Like the old song says, everybody plays the fool. It’s one of the worst consequences of opening your heart and having it not work out. So how can you not just recover but triumph over that terrible state? You probably know that awful feeling. Where you realize you’ve made a bad choice in love. Where your inner voice snickers “I told you so!“. You feel like a complete and utter fool. And it’s tempting to crawl back into your shell and nurse your wounds, put up some walls, and possibly never be fully willing to lay your heart on the…

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20 Important Dating Safety Tips…for Online and Off

20 Important Dating Safety Tips…for Online and Off

If you’re from the Seattle area, you’ve likely read about the tragic turn of events regarding a local mom this past weekend. From what’s been shared on the news and social media, the 37-year old nurse went to a baseball game with a man she’d originally met online. At some point after the baseball game, he brutally murdered her. They’d been dating for a few weeks so this wasn’t a first date and she’d trusted him enough to bring him into her home. But the comments flying around revolve around the fact they met online. And many people are saying…

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I Left My Husband but Now He Wants Me Back, and I Don’t Know What I Want

I Left My Husband but Now He Wants Me Back, and I Don’t Know What I Want

She finally got up the courage to leave after years of trying. So why did it take leaving for him to realize he didn’t want her to go? Hi Felicity – I need a good dose of encouragement (and maybe some gentle advice). My marriage has been flat for the last few years. My husband is a nice guy (no drinking, cheating, or abuse of any kind)…but he treats me like a buddy, not a wife. After trying to work on things with date nights and special vacations to drum up the spark again for many months, I finally gave…

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Communication Breakdown: What to Do When He Doesn’t Want to Talk

Communication Breakdown: What to Do When He Doesn’t Want to Talk

Hey Felicity, I’ve got a problem that I need your help with. I consider myself to be a deep thinker and I love to talk about everything under the sun. And while I think my boyfriend is smart, he just doesn’t seem to want to talk with me about much of anything, least of all meaningful stuff. Can this work? The short answer is yes, assuming you’re both interested in making things work and are wanting similar things from the relationship. The longer answer is it’s may take some effort. I can speak from experience here, as I’ve wrestled with…

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He Says He Loves Me, but What Does that MEAN?

He Says He Loves Me, but What Does that MEAN?

Hey Felicity, I have a confession: I watched The Bachelor this season. And while I adore Ben, I was never down with him telling two women he loved them. Especially because neither women knew it was being said to the other until the end. Because I am a woman, I know that those words are powerful to hear and can play into the choices we make. Curious about your thoughts on this? Oooh, great question! I think part of why that show captivates such a wide audience is that we get to play voyeur to the dating process (albeit a…

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Finding Dating “Wins” in Awkward Places

Finding Dating “Wins” in Awkward Places

Speed dating is a somewhat modern way to meet new singles but every potential “dating” situation can be awkward or disappointing. Felicity gives a reader some advice on how to find the wins in even ho-hum circumstances. Hey Felicity – I went to a speed dating event the other night in an effort to “put myself out there”. I don’t know why I even stayed, I got there and immediately felt out of place and weirdly on display. To top it off, the men were all kind of boring and I didn’t see anyone I was immediately attracted to. There…

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