Monthly Archives: July 2010

Are You *Ready* for a Relationship?

Your life will not be "better" if you are in a relationship.  We take ourselves with us wherever we go…especially into love relationships.

A successful, committed relationship depends upon being ready:

  • Physically
  • Emotionally
  • Financially
  • Legally
  • Spiritually

for the life and relationship that you want. Get your personal work done first!

Be sure you…

  • Spend enough time clarifying your personal Vision, Requirements, Needs and Wants.
  • Spend all the time it takes to answer the questions: Who am I?  What do I want?  How do I get what I want?
  • Focus on developing and practicing dating skills.
  • Be as ready as you can be to meet your ideal mate and create the life and the love life that affirms and esteems your best self!

Remember, only YOU can make it happen!


Big News for Dr. Jackie’s Best-selling Dating Book!!

Meeting Your Match: Cracking the code to successful relationships

Meeting Your Match was just selected to be "on exhibit" in the "bookstore" at the 2010 AARP Conference in Orlando FL, September 30 to October 02.  They expect 25,000 attendees and the book will be included in the catalog of books and merchandise that will be available for all attendees.

The 2010 California Library Association Conference in Sacramento, November 12-15, presented jointly with California School Library Association, also recently selected to “exhibit” Meeting Your Match at their Annual Conference.

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Dr. Jackie Named “Beloved COSMO International Love Guru”

“COSMO’s Beloved International Love Gurus all agree that sex, respect and commitment are all integral parts of a healthy relationship.”

Dr. Jackie’s Thoughts on Commitment:

The nature and structure of a committed, loving relationship is related to the agreements and commitments each partner makes to the relationship, not to each other. Agreements and commitments are actually behaviours driven by values that serve to support the structure.

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All’s Fair in Love and Finances

Mature men and women who are dating have many questions about money and issues related to money management.

The most frequent question I am asked by men is how to avoid always picking up the tab. Women are curious about how to engage men in conversations about money.  What questions are OK to ask?  When do you start asking direct questions about money?

Everybody wants to be sure they are financially compatible before they commit to a long-term partnership, but very few are comfortable talking about the issues.  There are a few simple things you can do to avoid always picking up the tab.

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19 Steps Toward a More Meaningful Life

I am always grateful to be reminded of what is truly important. I hope this is a welcome reminder for you too.

  1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve risk

  2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson

  3. Follow the 3 R’s:
    –Respect for Self;
    –Respect for others; and
    –Responsibility for all your actions.

  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

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