Why Authenticity Is The Key To Finding True Love

14 JANUARY 2013
In this Ask Dr. Love Radio show, Dr. Jamie Turndorf reveals why authenticity is the secret to finding true love. She will be interviewing Ken Page, LCSW, psychotherapist, popular Psychology Today blogger and founder of Deeperdating.com.
From the time we’re young, we learn to pack away pieces of ourselves in order shield us from the anger, mocking and disapproval of our parents, siblings and peers. Before long, we have constructed a watered down version of self. This inauthentic self is what Carl Rogers calls the Ideal Self, which is the self we construct  that is based upon what we think others expect us to be.

When we bring this watered down self to the dating scene, we’re shocked to find that we either can’t attract a partner at all or the relationships we form feel incomplete and lacking in vitality and genuine intimacy. And how can we create a satisfying love relationship when we aren’t bringing our true selves to the table! Relationships based upon inauthenticity are ultimately doomed to fail.

Paradoxically, it is only by allowing our true authentic selves (warts and all) to shine through that we can attract someone who loves us fully. In order for this to occur, we must learn to accept and love ourselves first.

In this episode of Ask Dr. Love, Dr. Turndorf will be interviewing Ken Page, LCSW, author of Psychology Today's blog: "Finding Love,” which has received over 1 million reads. Ken is the founder of Deeper Dating, a dating event which has brought insight and intimacy to the lives of thousands of single men and women of all ages, life-circumstances and sexual orientations.

Ken's psycho-spiritual approach to intimacy, called "Gift Theory" has received acclaim from prominent psychotherapists and personal growth experts and has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The Discovery Channel, Life Magazine, WPIX-TV, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Essence.Com, The Advocate and many more media venues. For more information about Ken, visit DeeperDating.com or KenPageLCSW.com

Tune in to discover why allowing one’s true self to shine through is the key to enjoying the gift of a divinely intimate love relationship that lasts a lifetime and beyond.

Hosted on TalkZone.com, Ask Dr. Love with Dr. Jamie Turndorf, is a live one hour Internet radio program airing at 1pm (EST) every Tuesday afternoon. Listeners can also call-in to the show and ask Dr. Turndorf for advice on any of their personal issues. Archived shows are available on TalkZone.com, BlogTalkradio.com, AskDrLove.com, and iTunes.

Dr. Jamie Turndorf is a popular relationship expert and couples therapist, author, and radio show host known to millions around the world as the creator of AskDrLove.com. The Web's first free relationship advice site originally launched in 1996, AskDrLove.com now offers thousands of advice articles on every imaginable relationship, marriage, dating, or sex advice question. You can follow Dr. Turndorf on Facebook and on Twitter @askdrlove.

Dr. Tundorf's advice and methods will bring greater romance and intimacy into your love life, so be sure to tune in or call in to the Ask Dr Love radio show and get help from one of today's top sex and relationship experts. As Dr. Turndorf says, “Knowledge Is Your Key To Happy Relationships!”

About Ask Dr. Love With Dr. Jamie Turndorf

Ask Dr. Love with Dr. Jamie Turndorf is a one hour LIVE program airing every Tuesday at 1 pm (EST) on Talkzone Internet Radio. Each weekly show features a number of segments:

  • Presentation of a specific relationship issue and how to deal with it.
  • Reading and discussion of the latest advice columns published on AskDrLove.com.
  • “Celebrity Couch,” in which I analyze the relationship troubles and other scandals of celebrities.
  • “Reading Between The Sheets” where I put your toughest sex questions to bed.
  • And of course, your listener calls on any relationship, dating, or sex question you may have!

All shows are also rebroadcast on BlogTalkRadio.com  and AskDrLove.com the following Thursday, and are even available on iTunes!