Tag Archives : Love

Before Finding Love, You Have to do the Work


Okay. I am going to give you a stern talking to. Are you ready? Good. Since I have announced that I am a certified matchmaker, I have been approached several times. It’s been great! However, as soon as I ask people to fill out a questionnaire that will take them 15 minutes, they look at me like I have six…

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marriage, dating, dating advice, relationship advice, relationships, blog, blogger

What to Expect When… Getting Married


First and foremost, I have a couple of announcements.  The podcast is coming back!  After a year and a half in hibernation, I knew it was time to bring it back.  But this time, there will be a new format and a cohost.  I am super excited because we recorded some of the shows today and the banter is just…

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Why Technology is Killing Intimacy


I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts yesterday, Heather Dubrow’s World, by one of the housewives of Orange County.  Heather Dubrow had Dr. Drew Pinsky on her show, and he mentioned something that got me thinking.  Technology has gotten in the way of intimacy. What do I mean by this?  Well, apps like Tinder give people the ability…

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matchmaking, love, relationships, dating, advice, blog

The Truth to Matchmaking


It seems every time I meet a guy friend of The Comedian’s, I get asked, do I have any single girlfriends.  The answer is, yes, I do.  Whether I feel they are an appropriate match for that person is a biased opinion. Hooking people up or matchmaking is a science.  You can’t just hook two people up all willy nilly.…

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relationships, dating, advice

My Rattled Psyche


My psyche has been rattled quite a bit over the past few months. Wedding planning is more like a psychological roller coaster that takes you from super excited to damn right devastated. I spoke to one of The Comedian’s coworkers yesterday whose daughter is planning a wedding and she mentioned her daughter is at the stage where she does not…

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A Commitphobe strikes again!


I am sincerely honored to get asked advice from someone who I normally speak to in my social circle.  Thank you so much for reading my blog! Here goes: Dear Val, I have fallen for a commitphobe guy which I dated for 2 months. He has been in relationships up to 5 years but only because of his children. Every…

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Father, graduation

“What if?” is a scary phrase


Recently, a close friend of mine lost his father.  It got me to thinking about my relationship with my father.  Naturally, the first thing I think is that life is fleeting.  People come and go, bad things happen, good things happen, you have great relationships, and wonderful memories.  Some of those moments lead us to hours of therapy that I’m…

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Wedding Planning is for the Birds


If anyone really, really knows me, I sincerely don’t like being the center of attention.  I like to meander through the crowd getting to know people one on one.  Shoot, I always turn beet red when people start singing “Happy Birthday” to me.  Being put right in the spotlight is not really my thing.  So what does that say for…

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Don’t Get in that Car


I recently heard something on the radio that was quite disturbing.  A girl was raped after getting into a car with a stranger.  My first question is why would anyone get into a car with a stranger?  It boggles my mind the naivety of some people.  Maybe it’s my thick skin or the fact that I’ve had so many close…

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