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And nothing says "successful relationship" like two people trying to outstubborn one another for the moral high-ground.

How To Stop Fighting With Your Girlfriend (And Start Making Up)

Here's something that most relationship coaches aren't going to tell you: fights are a part of relationships. The sooner you accept this, the sooner you can learn how to stop fighting. Doesn't seem like that makes sense, does it? Stick with me here for a second and you'll understand. Relationships are kind of like Fight Club: if you're you're dating someone, … [Read More...]

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Ask Dr. NerdLove: Why Do These Women Ditch Me For Other Guys?

Hey Doctor Awesomepuss, really love your blog. I keep encountering this same issue with girls that I take on dates or girls who have expressed a certain degree of … [Read More...]

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Relationship

What I Wish I Knew Before My First Relationship

A large number of the emails I get for Ask Dr. NerdLove, both here and at Kotaku start off the same way: "I've never had a girlfriend". Many my readers have a lot of … [Read More...]

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"Hey, bro! Got any shreds of self-esteem I can destroy today?"

Dump Your Toxic Friends

There's a quote attributed to Steven Winterburn that I like: "Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes." I find that many of the people I coach need to do this sort … [Read More...]


When Two Gurus Collide: Dr. NerdLove and The Art of Charm

Hey folks, I know a lot of you have been missing the Paging Dr. NerdLove Podcast. And hey, I've been missing it too! There might - might be an announcement about that in the near future... But in the meantime, if you need your audio fix, I've been on a … [Read More...]

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Ask Dr. NerdLove: Should I Talk To My Ex?

Hey Dr NerdLove, Is there ever a place for flat-out ignoring people? Long story short, I met a girl in AA, I was 9 months sober and she was 2 years in. I went through a situation where my girlfriend of six months 1) cheated on me with, and then 2) left me for … [Read More...]