The problem is that most people date with one question running through their minds:
Will this person like, love, or accept me?Read More
Without confidence, self-esteem, and courage, online dating can be a blow to the ego at times. How do you survive in the trenches? There are three simple tips to help keep your confidence high, and your heart and mind open.Read More
Not to make light of real PTSD here...but many of us feel like we've been through some traumatic dating experiences that can leave us a little shell shocked. To know how to trust again, consider this.Read More
As a psychotherapist for over 20 years, I have witnessed a lot of heartbreak. I have had the unique experience to go “behind the scenes” and observe how we, as human beings, experience pain, joy, and every emotion in between.
But somehow, with all of my so called therapist “expertise”, I was stuck when it came to healing my own broken heart. And, as a card-carrying member of the tribe of humanity, I have been no stranger to the raw, gut wrenching feelings of heartbreak.Read More
Making yourself vulnerable with a complete stranger has got to be one of the craziest things we do as humans. Yet we do it because it has the possibility of leading us into a loving relationship (and most of us want that more than anything). The fear created in dating or a new relationship can play out in many ways. We may avoid, overcompensate, ignore, or be ruled by it. Resisting fear in any of these ways only creates more fear and anxiety. The key to overcoming fear is to dance with it. Invite it in, make friends, stop resisting.Read More
For those of you who are done with dating, listen up. Dating can be hard. If we were meant to be living alone in isolation for the rest of our lives, the dating industry wouldn’t be making billions of dollars on people who are searching for love. So let’s admit it.
Most people can’t stand the vulnerability of dating. Exposing who you are to complete strangers, with the hope or fear that someone will approve of you can be incredibly stressful, even for those with healthy self-esteem.
The problem is that most people go through the dating process being guided by the underlying question of “will this person like, love, or accept me?”Read More
Chelli Pumphrey is a Love Strategist, here to help you become more authentic, brave, and confident in your journey to finding a fulfilling, love-filled relationship. Using the latest information about brain science and attachment, she teaches her clients how their brains are wired to love, so that they can understand why they do what they do when it comes to love and dating.
Listen to Chelli on her weekly talk show, Destination Love, on the Voice America Talk Radio Network. Shows air live every Wednesday from 10-11am (mountain time), and can also be downloaded here or on iTunes to listen at any time.
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