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Why January Is The Best Month To Start Looking For Love

Wise Readers,

It’s a brand-new year—2019. And that means the right partner is more likely to be seriously looking for you than at any other time. 

Was this the holiday where you said, “By this time next year, I’ll be in a good relationship.”? You’re alone—but not alone! Having made it through another round of Hallmark holidays where it seems like everyone is happily partnered but themselves, people are ready to change their lives for the better—and ready to put serious effort into it. Just like there are more gym memberships started in January than any other time, more people join dating sites in January than other months. But did you know? Committing to the right partner has been proven to have much longer-lasting benefits for your health, happiness, and even wealth and career than any gym membership ever will. 

The upshot? You’re looking for the right person—and odds are, they’re looking for you, too. Right now! And: it’s worth it!

I would like to be part of your journey. To that end, I offer reasonably-priced coaching and books, all based on science and highly rated as truly helpful in bringing everyone—regardless of gender or sexual orientation—not just any partner, but someone Good For Them to build a life and love around. 

To that end, I have an announcement or three of my own for the new year:

1. Love Factually For Single Parents [& Those Dating Them] is available now, along with my established guide Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps From I Wish to I Do! The Single Parents book goes up for sale as a paperback, ebook, and audiobook on January 7th, but you can preorder immediately: 

Want a free chapter and a free workbook for this book? Visit www.lovefactually.co!
2. I’m always available for coaching, at reasonable rates and around the issues that matter to you. To learn more, please visit http://www.lovesciencemedia.com/consult/.
3. I answer all your letters—FREE! Anyone can write to me at any time, and I will respond, confidentially and free of charge. 
May your 2019 bring you love, and thanks for letting me be part of that. 




Why Running Away From Home Was The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

Wise Readers, On this night exactly 15 years ago, the story that would eventually launch my career and my passion began. It was awful and sad, and it has made me who I am now. Here it is—and may your own challenges bring light: “Nearly 15 years ago, on a plane bound for San Antonio with my toddler, I met a very kind man who told me that everything would be okay. “I needed to borrow his faith. I had run away from my home in California, where my then-husband was a danger to himself, to me, and to our two-year-old, who had recently been diagnosed with a chronic condition. I pretended to be leaving for a long family visit, and we never went back…

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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




COMING THIS JANUARY 7TH: Love Factually for Single Parents [& Those Dating Them]. “Terrific, scientifically sound advice; every reader will finish wiser”
~Dr. David Buss, author of “The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating”

Details on pre-order coming soon! Reviews and information about the book below: 


“In Love Factually, Duana Welch has written—AT LAST—a superb research-based, reader-friendly guide to dating and mating after a significant romantic relationship has ended. Many, many people are going to be helped by this book.”

~Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D.

Author of Couple Therapy: A New Hope-Focused Approach


“If you are a single parent in the dating arena, you simply have to read this book. Duana Welch took on this challenge in her own life, and solved it with science and experience. Brilliant.”



“Love Factually for Single Parents is a terrific book. It systematically identifies all of the key challenges single parents and those dating them face. Importantly, it provides an accurate guide through these challenges with scientifically sound advice about how to navigate them. I recommend this book for all single parents, all people dating single parents, and anyone who has a friend or loved-one who is going through these life challenges. Every reader will finish wiser in the complex real-life game of mating. 

~David Buss, Ph.D., author of The Evolution of Desire: Strategies of Human Mating


“A wise, hopeful, and yes, factual guide for everyone who has loved and lost. This book will heal your heart and help you love again—this time, for life.” 

~Susan Page, author of If I’m So Wonderful, Why Am I Still Single? 


“Everyone deserves love, including you! Love Factually for Single Parents [& Those Dating Them] gives you actionable, practical strategies to take control and successfully navigate the classic dating challenges of a single parent, based on solid relationship science that will prepare you for a great relationship. So don’t sit back and hope love happens. Instead, get the facts for you and your children. You will love reading this book!”

~Dr. Terri Orbuch (PhD), author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship”


“We don’t get this mating training at home growing up. Either we educate ourselves about the science that is invisibly impacting us, or we continue to grope in the dark wondering why we can’t find the right mate. Add children to the equation and people definitely need this wonderfully specialized book.”

~Joan Norton, attorney-mediator, family law


“A must read for single parents seeking a lifetime relationship. Love Factually for Single Parents [& Those Dating Them] is an insightful, encouraging, no-nonsense, research-based guide that provides all the knowledge, skills, and tools people need to succeed at the complicated task of creating lasting love.” 

~Tim Cole, PhD., author of Broken Trust: Overcoming an Intimate Betrayal


“What a gift this book is! With Dr. Duana Welch by your side, you’ll find laughter, healing, and balance as a parent and a person; learn to embrace happiness and fulfillment while safely and effectively navigating the dating process for yourself and your children; and ultimately, find a partner to fearlessly love. As a licensed professional counselor working with people facing these very challenges, and as a single parent myself, I highly recommend this book!” 

~Carrie Lynne Pietig, licensed professional counselor


About Dr. Duana Welch and Love Factually For Single Parents [& Those Dating Them]


Marriages may come and go, but parenthood is forever. But what if you could have both—a great family life, and a happy lifetime love? The fact is, you can—by relying on what’s known about relationships all around the world. If you’re parenting solo, you may have seen that most dating books sound as if the world is child-free, and as though opinion is all that’s available. Enter Love Factually For Single Parents [& Those Dating Them]—the  first guide that relies on science to help this large and growing group of men and women find the right partner not only for themselves, but their families. From getting over your ex to finding time to date, and from finding your partner to blending families, the Single Parentsedition of this popular book paves the way so you win at lifetime love. 


Dr. Duana Welch (pronounced DWAY-nah) is known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues. Her first book, Love Factually: 10 Proven Steps from I Wish to I Do, is now out globally in five languages. Love Factually for Single Parents [& Those Dating Them] is the second book in the series, coming out on January 7, 2019. Both books rely on science rather than opinion to help men and women find and keep the right partner. She has contributed to Psychology Todayand numerous other publications, in addition to teaching psychology across 20 years at universities and colleges in California, Florida, and Texas. Her client practice is global, via Skype and other technologies. Thanks to science and Vic Hariton, she is happily married. For more information and free content, see www.LoveFactually.co. 



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