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7 Reasons to be Just Friends

Just Friends vs. Dating Being  “Just Friends” with someone from the opposite sex that you can just hang out with, while avoiding all the boyfriend/girlfriend drama, can be a real blessing. I wish every teenager and young adult could experience a friendship with someone from the opposite sex with no strings attached. It’s possible to…

Trust and Security

What All Relationships Need to Survive

Trust and Security After 25 years of taking countless phone calls on my radio show, I’ve heard thousands of stories about heartbreak due to relationship failures. What is so often lacking in all these relationships is a foundation of trust.  And without trust people have no sense of security and can never rest secure in…

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The Stigma of Masculinity and Depression

I’m a Man “I’m a man, so I’ve got to be _______________________. “ (Fill in the blank) What word came to mind? Strong Brave Self-Sufficient Powerful In control As a man, I know these are the types of words that pop into my head. This idea that we need to be a “man’s man” and…

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Why Do People Play Mind Games in Relationships?

Reasons Why People Play Mind Games I hear from many of you about how confusing and frustrating dating relationships can be. It is simply hard to understand the opposite sex, especially when the person you are interested in plays mind games. It can get in the way of a deep meaningful relationship. Dawn asked: Why do…

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I’m Just Not That Into You

Answers to Your Questions about the Opposite Sex Let’s face it, understanding the opposite sex can be confusing. One minute he seems to like you and the next he’s just not that into you. She says she’s doing fine, but she sure doesn’t act like it. Do you have to read her mind? These are…