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Why Does It Take So Long To Get Over Someone Sometimes?

Why Does It Take So Long To Get Over Someone Sometimes?

By on Apr 29, 2014 in Challenges with Dating, Communication, Fear of losing yourself in a relationship, Healing a heartbreak, Inexperienced/don't know what to do, Intimacy/Connection, Loss of passion, Separation/divorce, Uncertainty about what you want in relationship, Wholeminds Relationship Advice Blog | 0 comments

Sometimes we are not ready to let go. Sometimes we are unconsciously perpetuating the problem. In this video, Dr. Ray shares with a woman his insights about her struggle with ending a relationship. Photo Credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/geekounet/ License...

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Why Do I Attract The Same Type Of Man/Woman?

Why Do I Attract The Same Type Of Man/Woman?

By on Apr 29, 2014 in Challenges with Dating, Communication, Fear of losing yourself in a relationship, Healing a heartbreak, Intimacy/Connection, Loss of passion, Separation/divorce, Uncertainty about what you want in relationship, Wholeminds Relationship Advice Blog | 0 comments

In this interview with Corey Jenkins, Dr. Ray discusses how unconsciously psychological factors play an essential role when choosing a partner. Photo Credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/benurs/ License...

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How Could Past Unresolved Trauma Impact My Sexuality?

How Could Past Unresolved Trauma Impact My Sexuality?

By on Feb 24, 2014 in Challenges with Dating, Communication, Healing a heartbreak, Past Unresolved Problem, Pre-marriage/new couples challenges, Sexuality | 0 comments

By Ray Doktor   Throughout evolution, humans have been exposed to a plethora of traumatic events, including violence, rape, incest, assault, natural disasters, wars, genocide, car accidents, and perpetual emotional abuse and neglect. Trauma can temporarily or permanently incapacitate an individual’s ability to cope with or pay attention to both new and familiar...

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When Do I Know I Am Ready To Date?

When Do I Know I Am Ready To Date?

By on Feb 12, 2014 in Challenges with Dating, Communication, Healing a heartbreak, Past Unresolved Problem, Transitional issues/new step kids, school, and community, Uncertainty about what you want in relationship, Wholeminds Relationship Advice Blog | 0 comments

By Ray Doktor, Psy. D. Like most of us, I have been told that I should wait awhile before dating or jumping into another serious relationship after a breakup. Whether I paused with seeing new people or ended up being in a rebound relationship, I ended up learning and attracting what I needed in that moment. There is no avoiding insecurities or denying that I was...

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