Friday
Dec072018

Got Kids? Want Love? This podcast episode is for you!

Wise Readers: Got kids? Want love? Good news for single parents—and those dating them—comes in my NEW podcast at Empower Radio where I’m the guest with host (and super-scientist) Dr. Terri Orbuch.

On today’s episode:

Duana’s Journey 2:05

Science sisters 6:30

How single parents can put themselves out there 9:35

Success in online dating 12:40

Fixing your “picker” 20:40

When to introduce a potential partner to your kids 22:10

 

Friday
Dec072018

Finding Your Mr. Darcy 

Finding your own Mr. Darcy: I loved being on this podcast at Your Brilliance! Hope you love it too:
From the show notes: 

How many times have you wondered if you should just settle?

You’re never going to find someone who’s got everything you want. And if you DO manage to find him, he won’t be interested in you anyway.

It’s depressing.  

Dr. Duana Welch wasn’t finding this easy, either. She dated some pretty picture-perfect men, only to realize they bored her. Was it too much to expect that he be good-looking, successful AND interesting?

Instead of giving up, she tried a different tactic. She decided to use her research skills as an academic to find out what really were the deal-breakers in romantic relationships … and which qualities didn’t matter so much after all.

She reveals the results of that research—and her own happily-ever-after—with us in this week’s YBTV interview.

The physical attraction has to be there, but it’s okay if you don’t feel it immediately. Attraction often grows as you get to know one another.

Love changes how you look at people. For example, her husband is more handsome now than he was when they first met.

This is the man I love, and I’m not able to see him objectively anymore—nor should I be able to. Love makes people beautiful. I tie him in with every warm, loving feeling that I have, and I wouldn’t change how he looks.”

Find someone who’s a lot like you, who’s attracted to you as much as you’re attracted to him, and you have the foundation for a great relationship.

These days, Dr. Welch coaches clients who are seeking the love of a lifetime. “If someone is in any phase of relationship—from preparing for relationship to determining what the next step is to maybe having to exit a relationship—that’s who I work with.” Her clients are male and female, gay and straight, trans and cisgender. “It doesn’t matter to me. I want everyone to have love.”

She’s also written two books for singles. Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do is “the first book that uses science instead of opinion to guide men and women to find the right partner.”

Her second book, Love Factually for Single Parents and Those Dating Them, is coming out January 7, 2019. It’s “a science-based advice book that is intended to help single parents or someone dating a single parent to determine how to get into the right relationship and how to keep that relationship.”

Get started on your own “right relationship” by visiting Dr. Welch’s websitefor a free chapter of either book.

Jump to Topics of Interest

1:48 Dr. Welch’s own search for love
4:15 The wisdom of Jane Austen
5:06 Don’t make height and looks a deal-breaker
6:38 Love makes us see our beloved as even more handsome as the years go by
8:29 The standards you should keep and those you should compromise on
9:25 If you have youth and beauty, you can hold out for the “perfect” man
10:07 The difficulty of landing that rich, handsome, successful man who’s also faithful to you
11:45 How do you know if you love him enough to marry him?
12:30 Why it’s so hard not to fall in love with someone you’re just sleeping with
12:59 How to know if he’s attracted to you
13:46 Arranged marriages
14:30 Love is necessary but not sufficient
15:25 Dr. Welch’s coaching practice
16:35 Dr. Welch’s books
18:02 The sentence that sums up all the science on intimate relationships


 

 

Wednesday
Dec052018

Project Romance podcast: from I wish to I do

Wise Readers,

I had an awesome time recording this interview for Fierce and Flawless: The Female Project Podcast with @dr.antonella. Our topic? Project Romance: How to get from “I wish” to “I do” with Dr. Duana Welch


Listen now!

Stitcher:

 

 

Tuesday
Nov202018

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW! LOVE FACTUALLY FOR SINGLE PARENTS

Wise Readers & Friends,
I’m THRILLED to announce that Love Factually for Single Parents [& Those Dating Them] is now available for pre-order! Thank you to everyone who allowed me to incorporate your stories into the book!

Please share this link with single parents, therapists, and others involved with this topic: www.lovefactually.co.
There, everyone can get the first chapter for free, download the free Notebook that goes with the book, and pre-order the book (which comes out on January 7, 2019, in paperback, e-book, and audio). Or, they/you can see the pre-order page at Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Duana+Welch&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Duana+Welch&sort=relevancerank

Please let me know what you think.

And~Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for YOU!
Cheers,
Duana

 

Thursday
Nov082018

Hard To Get But Not Bitchy: The Fine Line & Why It Matters

Wise Readers & Listeners: I LOVED doing this radio show for LA Talk Radio (Sam Hasson & Danni)! Find out why men fall in love, why NOT to be bitchy, and how walking the kind-but-elusive line helps guys know how they feel. NEW: