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lesbian relationship advice  // Posts tagged as "lesbian relationship advice"

3 Ways Couples Can Improve Communication

3 Ways Couples Can Improve Communication

Lesbian relationship expert Dr. Glenda Corwin gives practical advice for lesbian couples to help unpack frustrating dynamics in their communication. Dear Dr. Corwin: “We need to communicate better! We love each other, and talk all the time, but we never seem to get anywhere except mad… same old issues, no progress. Can you help?” Recently […]

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8 Ways Lesbian Relationships Fail and Recover

8 Ways Lesbian Relationships Fail and Recover

Most of us have had the sad opportunity to reflect on how relationships fail. Whether you’re currently in a floundering relationship, or just ended one, or have been single forever because you’re afraid of failing again—at some point you ask yourself “How did we go wrong?” And, even more painfully, “How did I go wrong?” […]

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04 May Posted by in • Kim Baker | Comments Off on Why Conflict in a Lesbian Relationship is Good

Why Conflict in a Lesbian Relationship is Good

Why Conflict in a Lesbian Relationship is Good

It was running that taught me the best metaphors for hard times. Just put one foot in front of the other. Healing isn’t a steady upward trajectory. Last week, I stood in my backyard, hands on my hips, watching the steady demolition of my 80-year old garage. As the whole thing came down and eventually […]

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02 Mar Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off on Lesbian Relationships: 3 Tips for Mindful Dating

Lesbian Relationships: 3 Tips for Mindful Dating

Lesbian Relationships: 3 Tips for Mindful Dating

Recently I listened to a lovely talk about meditation, about paying attention to the present moment, practicing loving compassion, and letting go of thoughts that carry you away from your breath, or mantra, or wherever you focus when you meditate. This makes so much sense. Why is it so hard to practice these guidelines in […]

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20 Jan Posted by in • Kim Baker | Comments Off on Lesbian Dating: 5 Great Ways to Get ‘With-It’

Lesbian Dating: 5 Great Ways to Get ‘With-It’

Lesbian Dating: 5 Great Ways to Get ‘With-It’

Years ago, scientists examined thousands of effective teachers to identify the factors that made them so successful. Researchers looked at education, age, income, socioeconomic status, family background, and many other factors. After countless hours of data collection, they found one single factor determined the success of a teacher. With-it-ness. That is, people who are aware […]

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01 Sep Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off on Lesbian Dating: Love Me, Love My Ex?

Lesbian Dating: Love Me, Love My Ex?

Lesbian Dating: Love Me, Love My Ex?

Soon after a wonderful woman comes into your life, you may notice a phenomenon unique to our lesbian world.  She’s still good friends with her ex-partner, and likes to hang out with her and include her in friend gatherings. We have a lot of mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, it’s wonderful to […]

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27 Aug Posted by in • Kim Baker | 1 comment

3 Ways Lesbians Ignore ‘Red Flags’ When Dating

3 Ways Lesbians Ignore ‘Red Flags’ When Dating

“I have appreciated your friendship, but don’t think I can be friends anymore.” My directness, combined with my odd word choice surprises me, even as I hear myself speaking them aloud to a friend (now formerly known as). We part on civil terms and I’m proud of our adult-like recognition that this friendship isn’t working anymore. […]

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15 May Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off on Lesbian Dating: 3 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Lesbian Dating: 3 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Lesbian Dating: 3 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Q. My problem with dating is that I don’t know how to end it.  Last time I went out with someone, I knew after the first date that I wasn’t attracted to her…but she acted so interested and I didn’t want to hurt her feelings, so I went out with her for several weeks. We […]

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12 Apr Posted by in • Dr. Glenda Corwin | Comments Off on Lesbian Dating: Two Goals of a First Date

Lesbian Dating: Two Goals of a First Date

Lesbian Dating: Two Goals of a First Date

After months of obsessing, Sally had finally scheduled her first date.  She was interested in someone on a dating website, “chatted” a few times online, and set up a lunch meeting.  I was impressed with her enthusiasm…but then  she started thinking out loud. Sally’s date-to-be lived near a lake, and  Sally had a boat.  “Maybe […]

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New Lesbian Dating Series!

New Lesbian Dating Series!

Because dating is such a hot topic, I’ve decided to interview women about their dating experiences. Apparently 53% of all American women, including lesbians,  are single–and many of these are interested in having a romantic relationship.  Dating is an excellent way to get there.  So I’m asking about good and bad experiences, mistakes made, lessons […]

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