Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford

Author Since May 2016

Tommy & Hannah have been married for 7 years, they have 3 small children. Recently, Tommy has been spending more and more time “working late”, his schedule repeatedly changes w/out warning. He has been confiding in his co-worker Terri about his troubles at home, i.e., his constant fights with his wife about the kids, etc. Tommy & Terri began hugging each other at the end of each day, texting each other late at night, where is this headed?

My name is Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford I am a Forensic Psychologist, a Marriage, Couples, & Family Therapist and a Certified Relationship Expert (APA, #15221). I specialize in familial dysfunctions and relationship issues. I have more than 15 years of experience in behavioral sciences. I provide weekly mental health education and advice as it pertains to relationships for PsychCentral.com called Relationship Corner. My work includes direct counseling and education as well as consultation and training for both mental health and relationship professionals. I am also CEO and founder of Family Matters Counseling Group LLC, in Orlando Florida, providing individual, couples, and family counseling.

I run a daily relationship and mental health advice blog called Love, Lust, & Fantasies, where adult conversation & debate occurs. You can follow the blog on twitter @lovelustfantasy. For dating advice I can also be found on datingadvice.com, PsychCentral.com & justanswer.com.

My Book: Love, Lust, & Fantasies: The Blog Stories Too Racy to Post is now available on Amazon and kindle. The book is based upon real issues and relationship concerns received from follower letters, relationship counseling sessions, and phone calls. The issues tacked in the book deals with love, lust, and fetishes gone wrong.

3 Articles by Dr. Tarra Bates-Duford

Important Things You Should Look for Before Committing to a Relationship

Important Things You Should Look for Before Committing to a Relationship

For many of us, we start relationships with others fairly easy, however, maintaining and building upon a relationship is not always easy.

8 Helpful Tips to Use Following a Breakup

8 Helpful Tips to Use Following a Breakup

Some people choose to sever any and all ties with their ex after a breakup (myself included), while others feel maintaining a friendship with their ex…

Is He/She Cheating?

Is He/She Cheating?

Sometimes in relationships when cheating occurs, the person being cheated on expresses surprise and utter shock. What is really fascinating about…