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Rachel Dack

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Rachel Dack is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) and relationship coach specializing in individual and couples psychotherapy. Rachel's areas of expertise include relationships, dating, mindfulness, anxiety, depression and self-esteem. For more of Rachel, visit www.RachelDack.com or buy her book "Sexy Secrets to a Juicy Love Life". | Connect on Google+ and Facebook.
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How to Get Over a Breakup — 10 Coping Tips (For Yourself & Friends)

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How to Get Over a Breakup — 10 Coping Tips (For Yourself & Friends)
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How to Get Over a Breakup: 10 Tips From a Relationship Coach

By: Rachel Dack • 12/6/16

The end of a relationship can be devastating and emotional. You may notice your whole routine is off, your mood is more...(read more)

A Comprehensive Guide to Couples Counseling
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A Comprehensive Guide to Couples Counseling

By: Rachel Dack • 10/4/16

Relationships and marriage bring enjoyment, companionship, and contentment to our lives, but they also take hard work...(read more)

7 Tips for Dating After Divorce (From a Relationship Expert)
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7 Tips for Dating After Divorce

By: Rachel Dack • 8/24/16

A breakup or divorce is never pain-free, regardless of how it ended. The end of a relationship can bring out intense...(read more)

The Ultimate Relationship Anxiety Resource (Causes, Effects & Strategies)
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The Ultimate Relationship Anxiety Resource

By: Rachel Dack • 7/25/16

Numerous clients have walked into my office with a similar set of symptoms: difficulty concentrating, intrusive worries...(read more)

Dating Someone With Depression <br>(5 Things to Know & 7 Things to Do)
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Dating Someone With Depression

By: Rachel Dack • 4/26/16

Chances are you have dated, will date, or are dating somebody suffering from depression — or perhaps you are familiar...(read more)

What Men Want in a Woman — 7 Qualities (From Real Guys)
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What Men Want in a Woman

By: Rachel Dack • 10/29/15

What do men want? You could spend hours online searching for the answer, but now you don't have to.
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6 (Secret) Steps for “How to Get Over a Guy You Never Dated”
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How to Get Over a Guy You Never Dated

By: Rachel Dack • 8/24/15

Whether you fall for a guy who is already taken, a friend, a co-worker, or an acquaintance, getting over a guy you never...(read more)

5 Ways to Become a More Available Dater
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5 Ways to Become a More Available Dater

By: Rachel Dack • 7/1/15

My previous article discussed five signs that you are an unavailable dater. These include:
...(read more)

5 Signs You’re an Unavailable Dater
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5 Signs You’re an Unavailable Dater

By: Rachel Dack • 6/16/15

Take a pause to appreciate all of the wonderful, trustworthy, honest, intelligent, funny AND, most importantly,...(read more)

3 Ways to Handle a Suffocating Boyfriend
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3 Ways to Handle a Suffocating Boyfriend

By: Rachel Dack • 5/14/15

Smothering and suffocation easily destroy love, whereas healthy boundaries and a balance of individuality and...(read more)

Tips for Teens About Healthy Relationships
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Tips for Teens About Healthy Relationships

By: Rachel Dack • 4/20/15

Adolescence and young adulthood are opportunities to get to know yourself, explore who you are, try on different...(read more)

6 Causes of Relationship Anxiety & How to Handle It (Part 2)
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6 Causes of Relationship Anxiety & How to Handle It (Part 2)

By: Rachel Dack • 3/19/15

My previous article explored six common causes of relationship anxiety and discussed how anxiety is a natural part of...(read more)

5 Relationship Lessons from Bravo’s Newlyweds Kirk and Laura Knight
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5 Relationship Lessons from Bravo’s Newlyweds Kirk and Laura Knight

By: Rachel Dack • 3/9/15

Welcome to Bravo TV’s “Newlyweds: The First Year.” Season two premieres March 10 and will highlight the joys and...(read more)

6 Causes of Relationship Anxiety & How to Handle It (Part 1)
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6 Causes of Relationship Anxiety & How to Handle It (Part 1)

By: Rachel Dack • 2/17/15

The experience of anxiety takes on many forms and is commonly described as intense, confusing, frustrating and sad.
...(read more)

4 Ways to Handle His Disappearing Act
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4 Ways to Handle His Disappearing Act

By: Rachel Dack • 1/9/15

After a few great dates with your new guy, your feelings for him are growing, and you feel hopeful that you could have...(read more)

How to Air Your Dirty Laundry (And 2 Topics You HAVE to Discuss)
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How to Air Your Dirty Laundry (And 2 Topics You HAVE to Discuss)

By: Rachel Dack • 11/17/14

There are several facts of life that are unavoidable:
...(read more)

Why Taking Risks in Love is Worth It
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Why Taking Risks in Love is Worth It

By: Rachel Dack • 9/15/14

We’ve all heard stories of people doing almost anything for love. From billboards or personal ads, to romantic love...(read more)

5 (Essential) Tips for Women Who Don’t Want to Get Married
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5 (Essential) Tips for Women Who Don’t Want to Get Married

By: Rachel Dack • 7/23/14

You might find yourself surrounded by friends, family and co-workers who all seem to be getting married or who are...(read more)

Ewww! 5 Hygienic Dating Deal-Breakers
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Ewww! 5 Hygienic Dating Deal-Breakers

By: Rachel Dack • 7/11/14

There is no denying first impressions go a long way in the world of dating, as attraction is a key component in our...(read more)

5 Dating Myths People Totally Believe (The Office Edition)
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5 Dating Myths People Totally Believe (The Office Edition)

By: Rachel Dack • 7/2/14

As a psychotherapist and relationship coach, I notice many of my clients (individuals and couples) are operating on...(read more)

7 Ways to Stop Being the World’s Worst Girlfriend
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7 Ways to Stop Being the World’s Worst Girlfriend

By: Rachel Dack • 6/20/14

If you read my last article on the seven types of girlfriend you don’t want to be, it is only natural some of the...(read more)

The 7 Worst Breeds of Girlfriend in the World
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The 7 Worst Breeds of Girlfriend in the World

By: Rachel Dack • 6/12/14

He pictures his dream girl. Maybe she is smart, quirky, independent, balanced, funny, nurturing, strong, good in bed and...(read more)

5 (New) Things You Learn About Yourself While Dating
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5 (New) Things You Learn About Yourself While Dating

By: Rachel Dack • 6/3/14

Oftentimes the focus of dating is to determine if a potential partner is a true match.
...(read more)

7 Surefire Signs You’re a Dating Addict
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7 Surefire Signs You’re a Dating Addict

By: Rachel Dack • 5/27/14

Searching for Mr. Right can be a numbers game (the more men you date, the more insight you have into what you are...(read more)

Can’t Stop Husband Hunting? Here’s a 4-Point Game Plan
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Can’t Stop Husband Hunting? Here’s a 4-Point Game Plan

By: Rachel Dack • 5/16/14

I have a very important question for you. Are you dating to find a husband or dating to ensure you choose the RIGHT...(read more)

5 Ways to Stop Nagging Him and Still Get What You Want
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5 Ways to Stop Nagging Him and Still Get What You Want

By: Rachel Dack • 5/8/14

Nagging prevents communication from being effective and can get in the way of emotional closeness and intimacy with your...(read more)

How to Get Your Ex Back Without Looking Like a Psycho
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How to Get Your Ex Back Without Looking Like a Psycho

By: Rachel Dack • 4/30/14

When a relationship ends even though you long for it to continue, lingering feelings of loss and sadness (among others)...(read more)

2 Signs He’s Never Going to Leave Her for You
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2 Signs He’s Never Going to Leave Her for You

By: Rachel Dack • 4/22/14

Although it might look fun, sexy and appealing in movies and television shows, getting involved with an unavailable man...(read more)

5 Things Confident Daters Do (That You Should Too)
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5 Things Confident Daters Do (That You Should Too)

By: Rachel Dack • 4/12/14

Having insecure moments is a natural part of life. As we push ourselves to go after our goals, take social and emotional...(read more)

I Want to Tell Him I Like Him. How Should I Do It?
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I Want to Tell Him I Like Him. How Should I Do It?

By: Rachel Dack • 4/11/14

Reader Question:
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I’m Afraid I’ve Appeared Distant. What Should I Do?
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I’m Afraid I’ve Appeared Distant. What Should I Do?

By: Rachel Dack • 4/11/14

Reader Question:
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5 Reasons Dating the Same Type Will Ruin Your Love Life
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5 Reasons Dating the Same Type Will Ruin Your Love Life

By: Rachel Dack • 4/4/14

Have you noticed you generally go for the same types of men over and over again? Have your friends and family joked with...(read more)

She’s Always with Friends. How Do I Ask Her Out?
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She’s Always with Friends. How Do I Ask Her Out?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/28/14

Reader Question:
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He Stopped Speaking to Me. What Do I Do?
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He Stopped Speaking to Me. What Do I Do?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/28/14

Reader Question:
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The Importance of Saying No in the Dating World
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The Importance of Saying No in the Dating World

By: Rachel Dack • 3/25/14

Most people do not like saying no. In fact, many report it is one of the most uncomfortable words to say.
...(read more)

I Have Had Failed Relationships. Will I Ever Find My Soul Mate?
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I Have Had Failed Relationships. Will I Ever Find My Soul Mate?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/21/14

Reader Question:
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I’m Still in Love with My Ex. What Do I Do?
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I’m Still in Love with My Ex. What Do I Do?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/21/14

Reader Question:
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Are You Too Intimidating to Men?
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Are You Too Intimidating to Men?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/17/14

In my professional and personal life, great single men looking to meet someone special constantly tell me they held back...(read more)

Is It OK to Be Married (But Separated) and Dating?
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Is It OK to Be Married (But Separated) and Dating?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/14/14

Reader Question:
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He Lives with His Ex. Is This a Mindf***?
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He Lives with His Ex. Is This a Mindf***?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/14/14

Reader Question:
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Our First Kiss Wasn’t Good
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Our First Kiss Wasn’t Good

By: Rachel Dack • 3/11/14

To create and maintain a healthy and satisfying romantic relationship with your ideal man, it is key to connect on an...(read more)

My Boyfriend is a Repeat Cheater. What Should I Do?
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My Boyfriend is a Repeat Cheater. What Should I Do?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/7/14

Reader Question:
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I Like a Co-Worker. Will It Seem Creepy to Ask Her Out?
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I Like a Co-Worker. Will It Seem Creepy to Ask Her Out?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/7/14

Reader Question:
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Are All Men Scared of Commitment?
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Are All Men Scared of Commitment?

By: Rachel Dack • 3/5/14

Many stereotypes and generalizations portray men as all about sex and fearful of commitment, but are all men really...(read more)

I Think He Has a Thing for Me. Should I Flirt with Him?
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I Think He Has a Thing for Me. Should I Flirt with Him?

By: Rachel Dack • 2/28/14

Reader Question:
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I Came Off as Needy. Should I Apologize?
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I Came Off as Needy. Should I Apologize?

By: Rachel Dack • 2/28/14

Reader Question:
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Never Be Shy Again
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Never Be Shy Again

By: Rachel Dack • 2/14/14

If you consider yourself a shy guy, you know how difficult it can be to navigate the dating world.
...(read more)

3 Best-Kept Secrets About Men and Sex
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3 Best-Kept Secrets About Men and Sex

By: Rachel Dack • 1/24/14

Having sex for the first time with someone new commonly breeds a combination of exhilaration, nervousness and...(read more)

Finding Love in the New Year
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Finding Love in the New Year

By: Rachel Dack • 1/15/14

No matter how you would describe your love, dating and relationship life in 2013 and previously, 2014 is here and there...(read more)

How to Show Her You Care
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How to Show Her You Care

By: Rachel Dack • 1/9/14

Gentleman, have you ever wondered how to show her you care or how to let her know you are thinking of her?
...(read more)

10 Signs He’s Not The One
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10 Signs He’s Not The One

By: Rachel Dack • 12/27/13

Sometimes relationships activate nerves and uncertainties as you and your partner learn about each other to determine if...(read more)

10 Ways to Keep a Relationship Interesting
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10 Ways to Keep a Relationship Interesting

By: Rachel Dack • 12/9/13

The beginning of a great relationship is often characterized as fun, interesting and exciting.
...(read more)

He’s Not Affectionate Enough
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He’s Not Affectionate Enough

By: Rachel Dack • 11/25/13

When we partner up, we bring our unique personalities, qualities and preferences to the relationship. This includes...(read more)

The Secrets to Attracting Your Ideal Partner
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The Secrets to Attracting Your Ideal Partner

By: Rachel Dack • 10/5/13

Your ideal partner: Is she a spur of the moment kind of gal, a steady planner or somewhere in between? Is it her...(read more)

Say Goodbye to Her Mixed Messages
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Say Goodbye to Her Mixed Messages

By: Rachel Dack • 9/19/13

The topic of mixed signals is commonly brought up in discussions about dating.
...(read more)

Are You Ditching Your Friends for Your Date?
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Are You Ditching Your Friends for Your Date?

By: Rachel Dack • 8/17/13

Can you relate to the feeling of being completely energized and excited about a great new guy in your life?
...(read more)

5 Reasons to Avoid Sex with an Ex
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5 Reasons to Avoid Sex with an Ex

By: Rachel Dack • 7/22/13

You’re feeling lonely, insecure, anxious or frustrated by your perceived lack of success with dating and finding...(read more)

How to Talk to Women
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How to Talk to Women

By: Rachel Dack • 7/5/13

Communication is the foundation to all of our relationships. It is key to establishing a connection with someone new and...(read more)

The #1 Thing We Need More of in Our Dating Lives
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The #1 Thing We Need More of in Our Dating Lives

By: Rachel Dack • 6/28/13

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more.” ~ Melody Beattie
...(read more)

4 Words No Man Wants to Hear from a Woman
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4 Words No Man Wants to Hear from a Woman

By: Rachel Dack • 6/9/13

You’ve gone on several dates with a woman. You’re still getting to know her, but you’re into her and you believe...(read more)

Prince Charming Does Exist
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Prince Charming Does Exist

By: Rachel Dack • 5/28/13

While searching for Mr. Right, it is easy to get caught up in a fantasy about love or a fairy-tale ending. Romance feels...(read more)

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