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How to Meet Guys in the Summertime...

Keen to meet someone this summer? Here are some tried and tested ways where you can be out and about enjoying the amazing weather and also meet men… 1. Find a dog to walk Take a friends dog for a walk in the local park, good times to go include lunchtimes, after work or on the weekend. Then, while walking your dog, smile at men as you pass by. People (men included) are more willing to stop to talk to someone who has an attractive (make sure it’s friendly, too) puppy with them. You ...

July 12, 2018

10 Things You Can Learn From the Royal Wedding

Since Meghan Markle came on the scene, she has not only made an impression on Prince Harry but on the world too. Here are ten things we can learn from Harry and Meghan’s wedding... 1 Be happy in yourself. The happier you are in yourself the easier it is to attract a great guy. Make time for yourself, do what you enjoy, whether it be hanging out with your friends, watching movies, swimming or writing a blog. (Meghan had the Tig) Whatever makes you feel great, do it regularly. Being happy i...

May 18, 2018

How to be Happily Married for 53 Years

I have been very blessed and lucky too, to grow up with my parents. They met in 1961, married in 1963 and are still so in love that complete strangers walk up to them on the street in New Zealand or when they are travelling in America or Australia and ask them about their relationship. Here are some things I learned from them about how to be happy for the long term 1 Choose someone on character and values. Make sure you have thought about the type of person you're looking for; what are the val...

September 29, 2016

Fall in Love with Yourself First!

The most important relationship you can ever have is the one you have with yourself. The only person who is with you, right from the moment you are born till the moment you die, is you. The happier we are in ourselves, the happier and better quality our life and our relationships can be. And not coincidentally, the more loving and the more accepting we are of ourselves, the easier it is for us to be loved and accepted by someone else… 8 Keys to Self-Love: 1 Make self-care a priority. Get e...

July 19, 2016

If You Have Been Single for a while…

There are many women today who have been single for a while, here are some of the most common reasons why they are single... 1 You have a habit of being single Some people are in the habit of being in a relationship – you know those people who always seem to have a boyfriend or girlfriend – they break up with someone, they bounce back, start dating again and the next thing you know they have a new boyfriend. It's not a coincidence that they are back in a relationship so quickly – that is t...

May 24, 2016

Dating in the Springtime!

There are wonderful things about dating at all times of the year, but spring when the buds are blooming and the sun is shining again is a great time for lovers. What better time to plan some outings & go for a drive in the country or a walk in the park… London's royal parks can be even more beautiful at this time of year with the spring flowers, what better way to spend time with a new date, a boyfriend or even your friends? Enjoy the daffodils in St James Park, the oldest Royal Park in...

March 16, 2016

Top Ten Tips on Setting Goals as a Couple and How to Achieve Them by the End of 2016

There are many ideas and theories about goal setting, how do we set goals successfully as a couple? 1. Michael Joseph of the LCCH, talks about the Clear Goal Concept. Although just dreaming to achieve a goal isn't enough, nevertheless to achieve a goal without a dream is almost impossible. You need to imagine how you want your relationship to be, imagine being on that dream holiday together, smell the sea air, and feel the warmth of the sun against your bodies as you lie on the beach. https:/...

December 30, 2015

Relationship Advice - How to Help your Relationship Survive the Stresses of Christmas

Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for most people and can put a strain on relationships. Here are Love Mentor Elizabeth Sullivan's tips on how to ensure your relationship survives the stresses of Christmas: Ask for help - if you're struggling to get things done, ask your partner for help. Be very clear in your request whether it be picking up the cranberry sauce or wrapping the presents, make sure you communicate what it is you need help with. Make sure you appreciate the help you...

December 9, 2015

Dating Tips On How to Date After A Long Term Relationship

So you've gotten out of a long relationship. You may have Netflixed away entire weekends, hand in hand with a bottle of cheap wine. It sucked and you cried. We all know breakups are the worst, but after a while you get sick of being sad and start flipping through Tinder. And then what? The dating scene is terrible enough, but when you've been in a relationship for the last year(s) you may not even know how it works anymore. We asked Elizabeth Sullivan, an experienced dating coach, for some adv...

November 18, 2015

How to move on from a past relationship

Our relationships can bring us with immense happiness. But what about when they are not working and we need to end them, how do we let go? Here are 5 tips on how to move on with grace from your relationship… 1 Have you made peace with your ex? If not write down the learnings, write down everything you learned from being with them i.e. how has this relationship helped you grow into the person you are today? What has being with him or her done for you as a person, what was positive about the re...

September 19, 2015

Dating Tips for Singles. Chemistry – Friend or Foe?

That intense attraction, we all want it, but is it always good for us? When we have that strong chemistry with someone it's usually based on our hormones, the cave woman within us. On a primitive level we know we'd have strong kids so we let ourselves fall in love. Falling in love is based on neuro-transmitters such as dopamine (also activated by cocaine) norepinephrine (adrenalin, which makes us sweat and gets the heart racing) and serotonin (can send us temporarily insane). The incredible hi...

July 15, 2015

How to Cope if Your Partner Is Close To His Mother

Dating and Relationship Coach Elizabeth Sullivan poses the question - what do you do if your partner has another woman in his life … and it's his mother? The relationship a man has with his mother is his first relationship with a woman, and the basis of all his relationships. However, some tensions can arise when you feel your partner is too close to their mother. With Mother's Day approaching, keep in mind these points on how to cope if your partner is too close to his mother. Think positive...

March 11, 2015

Dating tips for Valentine’s - How to Have the Perfect Valentine's Day

The most romantic day of the year is almost upon us. Whether you are single, dating, or in a long term relationship, Valentines should be a day we can all enjoy. Here are my tips on how to make this Valentines one to remember. Single? Think about how you can have a fantastic day either by yourself or with friends. If seeing other people coupled up makes you feel lonely, organise a really fun day for yourself, it might be a night out with friends or going to an event for single people. These...

February 12, 2015

Dating Advice for the New Year!

New Year is a great time to celebrate the successes of the last year while making a plan for a new one. It is the perfect time to create resolutions to ensure you have a happy and healthy love life in 2015. As Benjamin Franklin said, "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!" If you are single, ask yourself the following questions: 1. Are you in the right place emotionally? 2. Have you made peace with all past exes? 3. Do you feel happy with your life, with yourself and where you're h...

January 1, 2015

How to Make Sure Your Relationship Survives Christmas

Amongst all the tinsel, Christmas pudding and fairy lights Christmas can be a stressful time of year. The financial pressures and family demands to pull off that 'perfect' Christmas can put pressure on relationships. Here's some tips from me to help you through to a romantic New Year: • New relationship? Try going for something thoughtful rather than expensive. If you're not sure what they'd like, ask a close friend for help. • Plan ahead. Talk to your partner about what would make your...

November 5, 2014

When Your Partner Is Made Redundant - How To Cope

When your partner loses their job it is undoubtedly a tough time and can put a strain on your relationship. Many of the emotions that they'll be going through are common to most people; Dating & Relationship Coach Elizabeth Sullivan tells all: They feel like a failure - Many people get their sense of identity from their job. Remind your partner that their job does not define them and they have many great qualities to be admired i.e. they are a great partner, a wonderful parent, loving chi...

October 12, 2014

Dating Advice for Friends vs Partner Dilemma - How to Get the Balance Right

Life these days is hectic, especially if you live in a big city; we are constantly pulled in lots of different directions. You have your job, your friends and your relationship to make time for. How do you balance your time between your friends and partner? Both are important to you. Your partner is the person you love and want to plan a future with and your friends have been with you through thick and thin. How do you give them both the time they deserve? It may seem difficult, but here are s...

September 11, 2014

How to Avoid Arguments on Holiday, Relationship Coach Elizabeth tells how…

If you've just come back from holiday you may have found that, like many couples, it was a trying time. Don't worry, it's not just you! Couples often aren't used to spending so much time together and have different priorities for their precious time away from work. How can you make sure that you enjoy your next holiday and don't have the holiday from hell? Make the right choice: Everyone has their own ideas of what makes a great holiday; arguments can easily happen when you don't agree on this....

August 6, 2014

Dating Tips for the Holidays - Holiday Romances, Are They to Be Avoided?

Holidays are not just a time to relax. They're also the time when we experience new things and have new adventures. For many people that includes a holiday romance. Can they ever work back home? Do you want them to work when you get back home? A holiday romance can feel like a whirlwind adventure. To quote Grease, 'Summer lovin', had me a blast, Summer lovin' happened so fast'. However, a holiday romance can teach you a lot about yourself; what you like and dislike and what is most important t...

July 15, 2014

Dating Advice for the Rom Com Generation - Hollywood, I’ve Got a Bone to Pick With You

When we were little girls we listened to fairy tales like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. As we grew up, we watched movies like Pretty Woman. All contribute to fairy-tale brainwash, the belief that the right man or woman will just show up in our life at the right place and right time, without us having to do anything to make it happen. I first started thinking about the impact of Hollywood on relationships and single women, when one of my clients, who had been single for 10 years, was talking ab...

June 6, 2014

Dating Advice for Friends - Is Dating Your Friend a Good Idea?

My oldest friends from New Zealand, Dave and Julie met at university when they shared student accommodation. They got on really well as friends and one night they decided to play a prank on a friend they had staying for the weekend. They slept in the same bed so the friend would find them together in the morning and think they were a couple. The pretence worked too well and they've now been married many years. More recently Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino, who are very old friends, revealed ...

May 10, 2014

Five Ways to Spring Clean Your Relationship – Relationship Coach Elizabeth Tells How

There comes a time in most relationships when the gloss has definitely gone, and you find yourself complaining about your partner, wondering what went wrong… Well, since we can't change other people, the only way to change your partner's behaviour is to change yours (we give out what we receive). Why not review the following five areas to see where you could put the spring back into your relationship? 1. You're fault finding – Constant criticism can be hard for any partner to take. When ...

April 10, 2014

Online Dating Tips. Disenchanted with Online Dating and Want to Try Something New?

In the late 20th century the most common way men and women met was through friends or through work. There were many benefits to this; when meeting through friends, you know something about their history and background as well as being more likely to have shared values and interest. In the last 15 years this has started to change with the event of online dating. Online dating can be a great way to meet other single people, with a much larger pool of people to meet than through friends or work. ...

March 10, 2014

Dating Tips for Xmas - How to Flirt in the Festive Season? (Part 2)

There are many different ways of getting someone you like the look of to initiate contact, particularly in the festive season when people are out and about and there is far more opportunity to say hello and wish someone a Happy Christmas or Happy New Year. One time I was on a train journey, an attractive guy was sitting a couple of seats away, and an older woman who had just got on was trying to get her suitcase onto the overhead luggage rack above me. I jumped up to help, and the guy jumped up ...

December 7, 2013

Dating Tips for Xmas - How to Flirt in the Festive Season? (Part 1)

As we all know flirting is all about letting someone know you are interested in them, being relaxed enough to have fun chatting about light hearted things, with the plus factor of making someone feel a little bit special. It brightens up the occasion, and can sometimes be the start of something beautiful. Make the most of all the Christmas drinks and parties you may be invited to – wear a brightly colored dress, scarf or shirt – something that suits your coloring, so that you stand out (re...

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