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Susan Winter
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As seen on "Oprah," best-selling author/relationship expert Susan Winter (Allowing Magnificence and Older Women/Younger Men) specializes in today’s evolving forms of loving partnership. Susan writes, speaks and coaches on all forms of romantic connection; from cutting-edge partnership models to traditional relationship challenges. Susan's work connects the individual with their authenticity, true expression and self-worth.

Susan’s credits include: "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," ABC/CBS/NBC Evening News, VH1 and CNN. Featured articles and cover stories include: Cosmo, Harpers Bazaar, People, Good Housekeeping, New York Times, Washington Post, London Times, Boston Herald, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, IN TOUCH Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Woman's World and The Times of India. In radio Susan has been a frequent guest on NPR, ABC, Playboy Network (Sirius Radio), CBS News Radio and 98FM-Dublin, Ireland.

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Dating 'Repeats' (Same Person, Different Package)

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2016 | 1:09 PM

You've just come back from a date feeling as though you're in a time warp. Does it all seem a little too familiar? You may be dating 'repeats.'

It could be the tense guy who's always critical, the charismatic guy that's charmingly sexual before he bolts, or the confused guy...

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The Breakup Wisdom I Learned from my Dog

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 2:42 PM

Dogs have mastered the art of unconditional love. Forgiveness, curiosity, and playfulness are just a few of the life lessons we can learn from our beloved pets.

They can also be wise teachers when it comes to a breakup.

I remember the day I got a jolt of wisdom...

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How to Translate Your Lover's Silence

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 6:49 PM

Are you getting mixed messages from your partner? How do you know what they're feeling... if they can't (or won't) tell you?

Whether we're aware of it or not, we're continually receiving the underlying meaning of words that are left unspoken. How does one tap into those messages and...

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Why a Little Insecurity Is Good for You

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2016 | 5:16 PM

Why do we feel insecure about our insecurities? Why do we view insecurity as being a bad thing, when it's something we all experience at certain times in our life?

I've often wondered about the purpose of this very basic human emotion. Knowing that Life is here to assist...

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5 Tips for a Great Valentine's Day (Whether Single or Partnered)

(4) Comments | Posted February 7, 2016 | 8:17 PM

Valentine's day can be a real head-trip for many of us. Single's can feel the pressure of not having a partner with whom to share this day of love. Those in a relationship can feel the pressure of social expectation, wondering if their partner's going to let them down. Both...

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The Most Overlooked Quality Needed for Relationship Success

(26) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 8:49 AM

How do we know if the person we're dating is the right choice for our long-term happiness? What steps can we take when the partnership we have is becoming less rewarding?

Picking the right partner is essential to a relationship's success. Most of us understand this foundational principle, and enter...

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4 Steps to Spark Your Partner's Affection This Thanksgiving

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 11:43 AM

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to accelerate your partner's affection and passion. It's the holiday that reminds us to be thankful for all that we have, and to show appreciation for our bounty.

Applying this concept directly to our romantic lives creates a dramatic impact on our partner's love...

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Why Dating 'Wrong' Is Right

(15) Comments | Posted August 20, 2015 | 3:11 AM

Modern dating has proven to be confusing to everyone. Rules that guided our behavior no longer apply. All the factors surrounding how we meet, date and mate have changed. In a time of no rules, what's the right (and wrong) approach to take when meeting a prospective partner?

The...

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5 Tips to Tell if Your Partner's Lying to You

(7) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 3:51 PM

All humans have innate intuition. Yet no one's cornered the market on this gift better than women. We may not know why we don't believe what our partner's telling us, but something about what he's saying or how he's saying it just doesn't add up. We feel it.

How far...

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Dating: A Numbers Game You CAN Win

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2015 | 5:49 PM

You know you want to meet someone special. But thinking about the effort required for hitting the dating scene leaves you exhausted before beginning the journey. Isn't there an easier way to find love? And, must it always involve stepping into the revolving dating door?

Despite its rigors, dating is...

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7 Signs You're in a Band Aid Relationship

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 3:46 PM

Are you in a lukewarm relationship? One that's neither great, nor bad? It's not too hot to burn you, but not too cold to cause discomfort. One where you know your partner isn't your ideal choice but they'll do for now?

It's a couple's world by design. It's hard...

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To Stay, or Leave?

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 3:05 PM

What do you do when your relationship isn't working? Whether you've been married for 15 years or dating for eight months, the decision whether to stay or leave is never easy. How long do you keep trying to make it right? And, when do you throw in the towel and...

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5 Principles for Dating Success

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 3:53 PM

Dating is a venue for creating a rewarding connection with another person. We want to believe all of this just happens naturally. Sometimes it does. However, the ease we assume should be automatic is actually the result of having these five factors understood and exhibited:

1. Know yourself:

Know your...

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The Dating Game of Hot and Cold

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2015 | 4:02 PM

Is your partner playing hot and cold? One minute you're high on the warmth of their attention, the next minute you're frozen out and left wondering what happened. You begin to question your actions. Did you say the wrong thing? Did you make the wrong move?

It's long been...

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3 Simple Steps for Getting the Love You Want

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 3:37 PM

Spring has finally arrived. Inspired by the beauty of nature's rebirth, many singles are enlivened with thoughts of romance. As our hopes and dreams of meeting someone special are awakened, so are our concerns for love's success.

Though we live in a world with seemingly endless opportunities to meet people,...

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Are You Stuck in His 'Stable'?

(17) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Most women prefer to be in some form of "relationship." No matter how modern those parameters may be, there's comfort in knowing where we stand with a man. While it's often the case that both sexes will date multiple partners before making a selection, structure creates the connection and intimacy...

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10 Steps to Moving Beyond the Friend Zone

(9) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 12:45 PM

Are you stuck in the friend zone? It's a rotten position to hold when you'd prefer to be the "lover." The fear of staying trapped in a minimal position is equal to the fear of moving forward. Frozen in a battle between two conflicting emotions, we wonder, is something better...

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Você está repensando o 'até que a morte nos separe?'

(3) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 5:57 PM

Por que será que nos apegamos tanto a um relacionamento que já acabou? Porque sempre nos disseram que era a coisa certa a fazer.

Sair de um relacionamento que já acabou requer coragem. Ficar em um relacionamento sem vida requer auto-sacrifício. Lutamos para tomar essa decisão; nos preocupamos com...

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Are You Questioning 'Till Death Do Us Part?'

(11) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 2:15 PM

Why do we cling so desperately to a relationship that's died? Because we've been told it's the right choice to make.

Leaving a dead relationship takes courage. Staying in a dead relationship takes self-sacrifice. We agonize over this decision; worrying about our future and the repercussions for those we...

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Why Valentine's Day Makes Us Crazy

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 12:06 PM

Be honest ladies. We've all had times when Valentine's Day made us a little crazy. It's the one-day each year that has the ability to destabilize even the most grounded female among us. Whether it's a fleeting minute of sadness or an entire week of the blues, Valentine's Day carries...

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