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Marni Battista
Marni Battista, founder of Dating with Dignity, has professional training in dating and relationship coaching as well as training in the Core Energy Coaching Process from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). A certified Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation, Marni is also a Master Practitioner at administering an Energy Assessment -- “The D-Factor” -- which helps clients pinpoint exactly why they are or are not "date-able" and what types of messages they unconsciously broadcast to men based on their thoughts, feelings, actions and attitudes. To learn more about Marni, visit her website at:

Entries by Marni Battista

Fox Guest Encourages Women to Ditch Their Careers and Lean on Their Husbands

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2014 | 11:26 AM

Fox News recently interviewed blogger and creator of the site "Women for Men," Suzanne Venker, who made some pretty sweeping statements about how career-oriented women are focusing their energy in the wrong arenas of their lives.

In the segment entitled "You Do Need a Husband?" and in her article...

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When (and How) to Introduce Your New Beau to Your Kids

(3) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 12:17 PM

When dating after divorce, kids can feel like another obstacle in the way of being able to reinvent your love life. You may worry about how men will perceive dating a woman who already has kids. You may wonder how you can balance the time you spend with your man...

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Power Couples: How to Make It Work

(1) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 12:16 PM

When two successful, driven, powerful people get into a romantic relationship, it can be a challenge for both partners to devote time, energy and attention to the relationship. As a result, it's career that often excels at the expense of the relationship. For a divorced woman -- especially if she...

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What To Look For In A Husband Post-Divorce

(217) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 2:01 AM

When you're finally ready to remarry post-divorce, you need to know what characteristics to look for in a husband. Although you've been married previously, we're willing to guess that you didn't have a checklist before you took your vows! To help when you're looking for a long lasting, serious(ly) fun...

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Should You Get Back With Your Ex?

(267) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 1:20 AM

So you got divorced. Maybe someone cheated, or perhaps it was simply the wrong time, or maybe the courtship had hit a rut.

Should you rekindle your relationship? Well, since we aren't in your relationship, the truth is we really don't know. But what we do...

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How To Deal When Your Ex Dates A Younger Woman

(43) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 11:30 AM

What happens when you're a recent divorcee or you've just ended a serious relationship and you find out that your ex is dating someone younger? What do you do?

This happened to me twice in my journey to find love. The first was less painful. My ex-husband,...

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Missed Connections

(1) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 5:15 PM

Long before Craigslist became the dungeon of online dating misfits, there was a little jewel of a section called "Missed Connections." It was a simple concept, the rules basic. Here's how it worked:

You play eye ping-pong with some handsome devil in the tofu egg salad section of Trader Joe's....

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How To Find Love At A Fall Wedding

(2) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 12:26 AM

Fall wedding season is in full swing; whether you're a guest or have bridesmaid responsibilities, you're going to want to make sure you're prepared to maximize your opportunities as a single. There's nothing worse than a wedding party that turns into a pity party.

Those who attend a wedding are...

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Leaving the Sandbox

(89) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 3:15 AM

As is common when one reaches a significant milestone, I have been reflecting lately on the ten years since my divorce and my quest to learn how to date with dignity, love myself and find someone amazing to love.

I love my male friends. They are my insight into "man-glish,"...

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Dating After Divorce: Is It Ever Okay to Sleep Around?

(259) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 1:35 AM

One of the ways that people cope with divorce is jumping from relationship to relationship -- or getting over someone by getting under someone else. When you're dating after divorce, is it ever okay to sleep around?

Your human need to be nurtured is absolutely valid. However, the way that...

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The Scarlet Letter: Overcoming The Stigma Of The Big 'D'

(26) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 12:40 PM

When you have to tell someone that you're divorced, it feels like admitting that you failed at something. You've experienced a great loss, and you may feel shame at having gone through the "Big D": divorce.

Some statistics suggest that half of all marriages end in divorce....

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Divorce Date Conversations: What to Say, What to Avoid

(33) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 12:30 PM

If you're divorced, dating and guilty of any of the following behaviors, I invite you to stop immediately. As they say, "Do not pass go. Do not collect $200." Just stop.
Here's the official "Yikes! This Sounds Like Me!" checklist that can pinpoint the mistakes you might...

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Dating After Divorce: Does Age Matter?

(98) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 8:37 AM

I had a conversation with a friend over lunch in which we discussed the issue of age, being a cougar, and why it's okay to be a cougar unless addressed as "cougar" by someone in his twenties.
Here's my point: Age doesn't matter, unless it does.

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Was Your Marriage a Train Wreck? Date Differently to Get Better Results

(31) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 12:50 PM

I get tons of emails from women who tell me they hate dating -- loathe it, really -- but are putting themselves out there and doing what they know they "should" in order to meet Mr. Right. This is particularly true of recent divorcees who haven't played the dating game...

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