Frank Kermit

Relationships

A Relationship and Dating Coach in private practice, Frank Kermit offers tips to singles, couples as well as the match making industry.

  • 0

Setting goals in most areas of your life can be challenging. When it comes to relationships, there are even more challenges. Whereas in other areas of your life such as education, employment, and even some areas of betterment of health, there are a number of areas that are fully within your …

  • Updated
  • 0

I recently did a radio interview on the topic of Worst First Date Stories Ever. I had asked people to submit their stories online for the show. A number of people submitted stories, but there was not enough time on air to cover them all. Here are the stories of some people's worst first date…

  • 0

Speed Dating can be a fun way to meet a good number of different people in one evening. Some people are avid speed daters because they keep a very active dating social life, and just love meeting new people. Others had been absent from the world of dating for years, and it was a way to kick …

  • 0

I recently came across a question about a particular dating dilemma. You go out on a first date that goes incredibly well. There is great music, mood, great talks, laughter, and physical contact including passionate kissing. Things are going so well that based on the way you are connecting, …

  • 0

Why is Dating so complicated? Shouldn’t it be easier than it used to be? There are so many new ways to meet people, so many technologies that help people find others to date, and there is more freedom than ever to be able to date whoever you want, and even marry who you want. So what makes d…

  • Updated
  • 0

Online (Cyber) dating can be challenging. Dating unto itself is a challenge. Meeting someone new that you have to get to know. Allowing them to get to know you. Finding out where you are, and are not compatible. It is not always a fun process for some people. Add to that mix having to meet t…

  • Updated
  • 0

There are several different ways that a person can show they love their families. Not everyone feels comfortable verbally expressing feelings. It is important for families to be aware that expressing love has many forms. Some people use words, some offer gifts, some show their love by stayin…

  • Updated
  • 0

I have been coaching for nearly two decades at the time of writing this article. There are times when I feel very proud and inspired by certain coaching clients of mine. And other times, I see really good people, with really good hearts, just not acting as if they are willing to do the work …

  • 0

The term Mental Illness covers a variety of mental health conditions and disorders. Commonly mental illness will affect and change a person’s mood, emotion, thinking and behaviors (or a combination of these).

  • 0

With the holidays upon us, office holiday parties are underway. It is a time to be a little more social with the people you work with, in an atmosphere that is a little less work intensive. It can be a time to get to know your co-workers more personally, and employees at all levels of the or…

  • 0

When someone comes to me for coaching to figure out why they are still single despite being able to attract a number of partners to date, I start coaching them with an assessment of what happens on those dates to look for actions and behaviors that may be turning off potential life partners.…

  • 0

Each of us views the world a certain way. It encapsulates what we believe to be right, and wrong. The worldview of each individual can change over time as our life experiences teach us about the world, teach us about the people we interact with, and teach us about ourselves.

  • 0

Life is not a fairy tale. You are not a helpless, beautiful princess in peril needing to be saved because of how pretty you are, nor a handsome prince who is also a knight setting out to rescue someone as a means of earning true love.

  • 0

Sometimes I have clients who ask me if I think they may be cursed. Bad incident, after bad incident, after bad incident can make a person feel that life is against him or her. I do want to state that some people just have rotten luck, and bad luck can play a factor in a person’s life once in…

  • 0

If you are seeking a serious long-term relationship, specifically, a relationship that would eventually lead to marriage, you will have to eventually make a choice one-day between your spouse and your friends.

  • Updated
  • 1

When the news story broke a couple of weeks ago that Karla Homolka was found to be living in Chateauguay, Quebec — with a legally-changed name, married with three young children and thus was regularly on the grounds of an elementary school where she took two of her oldest — I started to think.

featured
  • Updated
  • 1

Attention does not equal love. Attention does mean you get more noticed. However, even if the entire room notices you, that still does not guarantee that you will earn love that way. In fact, depending on how you attempt to acquire that attention could get you the kind of attention where eve…

  • 0

From what I have observed in my practice over the last 15 years, one of the most consistent external factors that will keep a person single are the friends of that person.

  • 0

“So where is this going?” That is a question on the minds of many people who have started to date someone new and things are going well. However, it is also one of the most intimidating questions that people fear asking because they may not like the answer they are going to get, or they are …

  • 1

No one has any obligation to read, follow, interpret or even receive your non-verbal communication. It is unreasonable for anyone to expect or demand that their non-verbal communication be acknowledged.

  • 1

I was in a discussion recently about online dating regarding what some people are looking for. Although this discussion has merit in terms of potential market research, it should not deter anyone from trying to date online.

  • 1

A good online dating profile has two purposes. The first purpose is to help attract the kind of person that you want to date. That is what most people already know. What many people do not know is the second purpose of an online dating profile — to filter out all the people that you would ra…

  • 0

The secret to being happy on Valentine’s Day is to be grateful for everything — no matter what your situation. Being single should not be a reason to feel bad on V-Day nor is the fact you are nursing a broken heart.

  • 0

I hear people starting to plan anti-Valentine’s Day Parties because they and many of the people around them happen to be single. Many of these people wouldn’t be single on Valentine’s Day (V-Day) if they would all agree to date someone who already likes them (like the friend who asked them o…

  • Updated
  • 0

They are the couples that best exemplify modern day forbidden love. Couples who must date in secret to prevent those that would try to oppose their togetherness. If those opposed do find out, they likely may take some kind of action to make the couple being together impossible.

  • 0

One of the hardest demographics that I coach is a couple, where one partner is suffering from depression. They are such a challenging demographic because the individuals with depression may look perfectly healthy, and their partners simply do not understand the situation, so they tend to lac…

  • Updated
  • 0

In my years of working with couples, there is one question that couples are most afraid to answer than all other questions, bar none. Whether it is in pre-marriage coaching (where it comes up the most), or in regular couples coaching, this particular question has sparked way more confrontati…

  • 0

There are times when the world around us seems too chaotic, too violent and just does not make sense. It is too easy to become disillusioned with people in general, and the natural reaction to lash out at something, or someone, or some group of people can feel very justified in the moments w…

  • 1

The number of interfaith families is growing. It is likely that you or someone you know has been involved at some point in an inter-faith relationship. Love may be blind, but the challenges some couples face in inter-faith marriages can be very real.

  • Updated
  • 1

The holidays tend to conger up picturesque images of people gathering together, leaving no one out or left behind. At the best of times, this can be true for a number of families. However, each year there are families that are incomplete at gatherings because while some people get the time o…

  • 2

Do you hate it when everyone around you seems to have something extra to celebrate this year for the holidays, except for you? You aren’t alone. Sometimes, it can be a little frustrating when holiday announcements from your friends and families seem to leave you feeling a little less merry b…

  • 1

Facebook, the social media website, recently announced that it is going to be launching tools to help people manage accounts after relationships end. For those that may not be aware, Facebook allows for people to list in their profiles, the name of the person they are in a relationship with …

  • Updated
  • 1

Having children is likely one of the biggest life changing events human beings can experience. It is more than just adopting a new title of parent. It is a change in a mindset. A new filter has been added which every decision you will ever make from this point forward will be challenged with…

  • Updated
  • 2

The women who enter into affairs with married men behind a wife’s back seem to take on the wrath of society. When the genders are reversed and it is the wife cheating, society tends to take a more compassion view towards the cheating wife, wondering what unfulfilled needs caused her to seek …

  • Updated
  • 1

Halloween is a great time for couples to have fun. If you are in a newly formed couple and want everyone to know about it, or a well-established couple that wants to do something together for Halloween, here are some costume ideas for couples.

  • 1

Elections — a time when choices are made, protests have audience, and friendships destroyed (we hope temporarily) over loyalties to political stances. For some it is a time to face the realities of government policies that may affect the quality of your life (depending on the stage of life y…

  • 1

Some time ago, a client whose love life was a little messed up, asked me why it was so, given that she always listened to her heart. After all, isn’t that what people are supposed to do when it comes to romance relationships?  Isn’t listening to your heart the best way to find the correct an…

  • 1

Breakups can be messy, especially when there are children involved. If the break up involves the court system, they get worse. The rules can be pretty clear when the children belong to both parents in the couple breaking up.  However, when the children involved only belong to one of the indi…

  • 1

Fantasies can be fun. Imagining new adventures, exploring new life times, pretending to envision the effects of choices you could have or still can make, is a wondrous way to see what your life could be like. In dating, however, those same warm, wonderful fantasies could be at the very sourc…