After more than 30 years of my own dating and relationship experiences —

fun, but also dysfunctional, frustrating, or heartbreaking —

my knowledge derives from more than just academics.

I have now created a happy, healthy, loving relationship and

I know I was meant to help others do the same.

Find answers here or if you want personal coaching

my hours are flexible and I'm easy to talk to.

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and I'm easy to talk to.

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Find answers here or if you want personal coaching my hours are flexible and I'm easy to talk to.

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