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The Pitfalls of Single-Parent Dating with Dr. Duana Welch

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The Pitfalls of Single-Parent Dating with Dr. Duana Welch

Marriages sometimes come and go, but parenthood is forever. But what if you could have both--a great family life, and a happy lifetime love? Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Duana Welch, author of the new book, "Love Factually for Single Parents." She has written a book that relies on science rather than opinion to guide this large and growing group of men and women. We’ll be discussing pitfalls of single-parent dating, and how to succeed at finding a partner who’s good for you—and your kids!

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On today's episode:

Finding the right partner for you and your children 2:30

No such thing as a "blended family" 6:30

Tips for avoiding common dating pitfalls 12:00

Setting standards for your mate 16:30

The best people don't always sparkle right away 20:00

Bite-sized dating advice 22:30

Dr._Duana_Welch_337108500.jpgDr. Duana Welch is the original Love Factually author and coach known for using social science to solve real-life relationship issues. Following her PhD in psychology, she taught at universities in Florida, California, and Texas across 20 years. She is the author of the original Love Factually book series worldwide, and contributes to Psychology Today, eHarmony, and others.  All her books rely on science rather than opinion to help men and women find and keep the right partner; and they all have a blue cover, for easy identification. Her Love Factually client practice is global, via Skype and other technologies. For more information go to


About Dr. Terri Orbuch:

Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) is an internationally recognized relationship expert, author, speaker, professor at Oakland University, and research scientist at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. She is also the director of a landmark study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she has been following the same couples for almost 3 decades.

Dr. Orbuch is widely published in scientific journals and the author of “5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage From Good to Great” and “Finding Love Again: 6 Simple Steps to a New and Happy Relationship.” Her practical science-based advice has led to being featured in publications in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, and TIME magazine, and appearances on The Today Show, MSNBC, The Katie Couric Show, ESPN, HuffPost Live, and CNN.

She writes articles at Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other national outlets; and her relationship segments are aired on Fox-2 Detroit Morning News. She just launched a new video online course called, “How to Find Love in 7 Days: The Science of Finding Love.” Learn more about her at: