Donna Barnes

Author Since June 2013

Donna is a life and relationship coach certified by New York University, and Founder of Donna Barnes Dating. She is the relationship expert for Good Morning America and Nightline, and author of Giving Up Junk-Food Relationships: Recipes for Healthy Choices.

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41 Articles by Donna Barnes

How to Recognize a Commitment-Phobe (Part 3 of 3)

How to Recognize a Commitment-Phobe (Part 3 of 3)

How to recognize a commitment-phobe: The basis of commitment issues is the desire to be both committed and to be free. There is a distinct pattern to commitment-phobic relationships…

How to Recognize a Commitment-Phobe (Part 2 of 3)

How to Recognize a Commitment-Phobe (Part 2 of 3)

As you start to recognize potential symptoms of commitment-phobia, you have to stay true to yourself. Here’ how to recognize a commitment-phobe…

How to Recognize a Commitment-Phobe (Part 1 of 3)

How to Recognize a Commitment-Phobe (Part 1 of 3)

If you’re nodding your head, whether you are the runner or the chaser, the first commitment-phobe you need to recognize is probably…

How to Recognize a Commitment-phobe

How to Recognize a Commitment-phobe

How to Recognize a Commitment-phobe When you are in a relationship, do you always seem to want more than your partner wants? Do you want more communication, more time together, or more emotional intimacy? Maybe you want more understanding or individuality. Or maybe you found your soul mate and you just want more of a […]

Digital Communication: Why You Should Say More Than Just “Hi”

Digital Communication: Why You Should Say More Than Just “Hi”

Communication is the foundation of a good relationship so why would you ever choose to start communicating via text? Worse yet, by only saying, “Hi”?

How to Recognize a Player…

How to Recognize a Player…

The title “player” usually refers to men, but women can be players too. A player is a master of manipulation who only cares about himself or herself.

How to Handle a Jealous Partner

How to Handle a Jealous Partner

Is your partner a jealous person? Do you consider jealousy cute or dangerous? When does jealousy become a huge red flag and when is it the right time to…

Are You Turning Off Your Partner Without Knowing It?

Are You Turning Off Your Partner Without Knowing It?

Several male clients have recently shared with me their frustration about girlfriends who don’t seem to care about what they have to say….

Tear Down Your Wall to Have a Happy Relationship

Tear Down Your Wall to Have a Happy Relationship

Relationship – Being vulnerable does not mean being weak. You could also achieve real intimacy and love in your relationship like you have never…

Psychic Thinking Kills Relationships

Psychic Thinking Kills Relationships

Your imagination is not your friend in relationships. The most destructive way your imagination misbehaves is by trying to…

Can You Judge Long Term Reality By Your First 2 Months Together?

Can You Judge Long Term Reality By Your First 2 Months Together?

The beginning of a relationship is exciting and fun. You can have a great time together and get along great because none of your personal issues have come to the surface yet.

How to Get What You Want In Your Relationship

How to Get What You Want In Your Relationship

Do you like to be scolded?

When and How to Leave a Relationship

When and How to Leave a Relationship

Are you stuck in a relationship that’s going in circles? Donna Barnes talks about…

Are You Dating a Narcissist?

Are You Dating a Narcissist?

Narcissism is extreme self-absorption. A narcissist doesn’t feel empathy, so it is impossible for a narcissist to achieve real intimacy with anyone. Following are the signs to look for before you get too caught up in a narcissist’s serving of egocentricity…

Is Your Personal Bar Keeping You Single?

Is Your Personal Bar Keeping You Single?

If you’re wondering why you’re still single, or why you always get in unsuccessful relationships, it’s probably because your personal bar is set too low.

Why Is His Profile Still Online?

Why Is His Profile Still Online?

If he loves you and you have a great connection then why is his profile still online? It may be nothing to worry about.