Codependency Addiction: Stages of Disease and Recovery

Codependency has been referred to as “relationship addiction” or “love addiction.” The focus on others helps to alleviate our pain and inner emptiness, but in ignoring ourselves, it only grows. This habit becomes a circular, self-perpetuating system that takes...

#ISuckAtRelationships: Don’t Play the Field, Work Your Burners

My latest book, I Suck at Relationships So You Don’t Have To, is out in paperback today. In case you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, the book is all about my ten rules for not...

The Cost of Secrets and Lies

Trust is a fragile. Secrets and lies jeopardize trust and can damage us and our relationships – sometimes irreparably. We all tell “white lies.” We say “I’m fine,” when we’re not, compliment unwanted gifts, or even fib, “The check is...

Fix Your Dating Frustration

Everybody deals with frustration in their lives, especially when it comes to dating. You may feel like you’re doing everything right, but have no progress to show for it. You may watch other people get the dating success you...

Which Catholic (or Other) Dating Website Is Right for Me?

The United States has over 40 million people registered on over 1,500 online dating sites. These numbers are a bit overwhelming, so it is helpful to go over sites that might be most useful to Catholics. There are two...

Stop Trying to Change the Malignant Narcissist

I am so grateful to the many people who have told me that my book The Human Magnet Syndrome was life-changing. Having such a positive impact on the human condition is my teenager “gonna change the world” dream come...

Advice to the Groom

Dear Dave, When your mother and I got married, we used the standard vows right out of the book. I did not even know what my promises would be until the priest read them to me at the rehearsal. Just...