Ask Dr. NerdLove: My Boyfriend Is Poly… And I’m Not

Ask Dr. NerdLove

Dear Doc, I am 10 months into a relationship with an absolutely wonderful guy. We are compatible on nearly every level, the chemistry between us is amazing, he loves my kids from a previous marriage, and we’ve been discussing the possibility of getting married. The problem is that he’s polyamorous and I’m not. He was […]

Networking For Beginners

Networking and drinks go hand in hand, by the by...

Let’s talk about something that most of us will need to do over the course of our professional lives: networking with others. The word “networking” is a powerful one; by itself it’s enough to send shivers of fear down people’s spines and drive grown-ass men and women to cowering into corners. The idea of networking brings […]

Why It’s So Hard To Break Up With Someone (Even When You Need To)

In especially bad cases, both parties are waiting for the other to end things. This is what's known as "Break Up Chicken".

Occasionally, I’ll get an email from a reader who isn’t asking for advice so much as they are asking for permission. And nine times out of ten, what they’re asking for is permission to break up with their significant other… because they can’t manage to convince themselves that they need to. One of the most perverse aspects of being […]

Guest Post: I Was A 26-Year Old Virgin

Somehow, the glamor of being a unique and special snowflake isn't the heart-warming after-school special that we were promised.

Hey folks, Doc here. This week, we’re doing something a little different. Instead of the usual dating advice, we’re having two guests stopping by to share their experiences and advice. One of the things I’m always saying is that one of the most important things when it comes to relationships is simply taking the time […]

Better Communication Can Save Your Relationship

"I'm sorry, do you hear someone talking? I don't hear anyone talking..."

One of the most important skills when it comes to relationship maintenance is communication. However, if you’re not careful, communication can actually make relationship problems worse. For as much as we’re taught that communication is the key to solving all of a relationship’s problems, it remains one of those areas where couples have vastly different ideas of […]