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Part II: How can I stay “just good friends”?

Manuel and Katy, who are in their forties, have been friends for a few months. Katy has a lot of male friends and a new boyfriend. Manuel finds her attractive and enjoys spending time alone with her. If she showed an interest in him romantically, he would respond. She sees him just as a friend. […]

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Am I emotionally available?

Emotional availability is about the ability to share an emotional connection. It is about responsiveness, empathy, intimacy, openness, sensitivity, and articulation. Alpha males in particular are criticized by dating coaches for lacking this ability, but we can all improve in this area, in all kinds of relationships, both personal and professional. Perhaps the crucial question […]