Recent Blog Entries

Sep 10 How to Consciously Uncouple

FixingBrokenHeartSeveral months ago Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin brought the term “conscious uncoupling” into mainstream consciousness.  They put a label to a very thoughtful and perhaps even, loving way of undoing a marriage or romantic union.  What I like about the word choice is the respect it pays the act of the undoing.  Marriage and partnership is a conscious choice, why should the end be granted any less consideration and respect? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 10th, 2014 by Dr. Frankie
Aug 20 Lesbians and Codependency

Codependency-in-WomenThere’s a reason the Uhaul 2nd Date, lesbian stereotype exists: Lesbians attach. Sensitive to the oxytocin and neurochemicals of attachment, lesbians bond faster and more intensely than other couples. Sometimes, those intense relationships develop into lesbian codependency. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted August 20th, 2014 by Dr. Frankie
Jul 11 A Mini-Etiquette Lesson: A Primer for the Well-Intentioned Lesbian

This month’s article is a guest post by Shelley, one of my Relationship Consultants

Your_Team_Shelley_SimpsonAs a femme, I’m accustomed to lesbians querying me with inappropriate assumptions disguised as questions:
“Are you SURE you’re a lesbian?
“You’re bisexual aren’t you?”
“I’ve never met a lesbian that looks like you-Are you SURE you’re a lesbian?”

While I appreciate their raised eyebrows and admissions of surprise, I got to thinking: Where DO lesbians turn for advice on how to behave in social situations? Who DO we ask about how to engage the cute girl in the bathroom line or how to flirt at pride events? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted July 11th, 2014 by Dr. Frankie
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