Dating & Relationships
It’s hard to imagine a world without being intimately connected with other people. Trust me, I have tried. Like most species on this planet, we do best with healthy, loving relationships. We crave connection and a sense of belonging. When we feel like we do not belong, many of us become lost, confused, depressed, lonely and anxiety ridden. These challenging emotions often lead us into addiction, isolation, violence and self-destruction. In short, we need each other. This is not meant to be a solo journey.
Our search for meaningful and healthy relationships can be frustrating to say the least. At times dating can feel like playing the slot machines in a casino. Novels, movies and TV have created a fictitious version of dating, relationships and intimacy. In real life, we don’t have scriptwriters, makeup artists and actors. In real life, dating and relationships need trust, respect, commitment and our own version of what love means to us, and of course, amazing sex! On the outside it may appear as if intimacy and sex have to be separate from trust, respect, commitment and love, but that is an illusion. At our core, most men and women want the same things – love, respect and connection. Men are from Mars and women are from Venus is another illusion. We want the same things but how much and what they look like is where our differences express themselves. This is where communication with trust, creativity and commitment are essential to healthy and balanced relationships. This is what our work is in dating and relationships.
“I was skeptical about hiring a dating coach, partially because I am an attractive, intelligent and successful woman and partly because he is a man. I thought a woman might be better but I was so wrong! Michael understands woman in a way I have not felt before by a man. He gives clear, honest feedback and listens attentively. He has a fun sense of humor, gotta laugh at dating, and helped me make sense of all the crazy thoughts running around in my head. Mostly, I feel more confident now and began dating again. So far so good! Definitely call Michael if you want to get started dating in a way that feels good, no more dead ends.”Allison
“We actually only met with Michael once. We were seeking support and guidance with or marriage. Truthfully, I was not keen on counseling or Coaching but my wife thought it would help and I agreed to go. I was surprised how quickly Michael assessed our situation and offered suggestions. They were right on the money! We feel like we have been given a breath of fresh air and able to get restarted again. Not everything is hunky-dory but we are motivated and trying. For us, that was all we needed. Other couples may want to work with Michael longer. Thank you Michael.”Dan and Michelle