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Leon Scott Baxter: "America's Relationship Guru"


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I can answer questions about keeping love in committed relationships alive and fresh. I can help couples overcome obstacles that they might encounter in their relationships and help get them back on the path to a strong, healthy, and committed partnership. I am not the guy to go to if you want to know how to meet someone. (I've never been good at opening lines.) I am dedicated to keeping the romance fires burning even after the embers of a new relationship turn cold. Let me help you find ways to be excited about each other and your relationship again.

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I have written three books, "Out of the Doghouse" , "A Labor With Love", and my most recent book, "The Finance of Romance" ( to help keep romance alive in relationships. I give romance advice on radio and podcasts (local and syndicated) have had a regular newspaper column and have writted scores of articles regarding love. I founded the website,, where I offer advice and give daily romance tips. I also have hosted the seminars, "Romance 101" and "The Valentine Prep Course".


Sophisticated Groom Magazine, Santa Barbara Independent Magazine,,, The Goleta Valley Voice,, Atlanta Parent Magazine, Coastal Woman, Marriage Partnership


Bachelor's Degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a teaching credential.

Awards and Honors

KLITE Community Hero and Ben & Jerry's Citizen Cool for my work with children and their focus on academic and personal improvement. Listed in Who's Who in America. Name was placed on the National Wall of Tolerance for taking a stand against hate, injustice and intolerance. In high school, voted "Most Likely To Host Saturday Night Live by 1999". Unfortunately, Lorne Michaels never called.

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Recent Answers from Leon Scott Baxter: "America's Relationship Guru"

2016-05-27 Separated and feel powerless:

Hello Andrew,    I'm sorry to hear about your situation. She does seem a bit ambiguous with her comments about your future as a couple. Yes, she does hold all the cards, and yes, she could just call off

2016-01-23 long story:

Hi Courtney,    I am sorry to hear that your ex had been cheating on you all the while you thought he was committed to his relationship with you. It's hard to get over someone after seven years, especially

2015-08-17 What is the status of our relationship?:

Hello again, Alison,    So glad you are good with this, and even more pleased that you have more going on in your life but him. So, you keep doing what you need to do. Let him do what he needs to do. Support

2015-08-16 What is the status of our relationship?:

Hello Alison,    Before I even finished your message I felt compelled to respond to the first paragraph. I think there were red flags IMMEDIATELY! He is interested in you and makes a move BEFORE he has

2015-03-19 Fiancee left 4 months ago:

Hi Patrick,    From my point of view, she's not ready to fully commit. It doesn't sound like she's at that point in her life, even though she has a child with you. You say she loves yo and I don't doubt


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