Dating Doctor to explore relationships with students

David Coleman will return to OCCC at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, to lecture on the topic of his newest book, “Making Relationships Matter,” in CU 2 and CU3 of the College Union.

Known nationwide as the Dating Doctor, Coleman will speak about the five stages of relationships, the characteristics of healthy relationships, who is in control in relationships, and so much more.

“He provides advice about relationships and dating and marriage, but he also provides information about relationships between a parent and a child, between friends, all types of relationships,” said Jill Lindblad, coordinator of Service Learning and Student Life Programs.

Lindblad said Coleman was invited back to OCCC because his lecture last year was such a success.

About 50 people showed up last year.

“We’re hoping for 80 or more this time,” he said. “He’s back by popular demand.

“What was really great about last year’s lecture was that he stayed until he answered every student’s question.

“He almost missed his plane because he stayed here and answered everybody’s questions about relationships.”

Lindblad said Coleman understands the average student.

“His original background is in student affairs, so he understands students, understands what students are going through because he’s studied it, he went to school for it, and he’s spoken on campus,” she said.

Lindblad said students should attend the lecture if they’re involved in any type of relationship.

“It’s a valuable resource available at no cost to the student.

They’re getting free advice from a relationship expert that knows what he’s talking about. It’s definitely worth taking the time,” she said.

Lindblad said the lecture isn’t just about good relationships, but how to recognize and get out of bad relationships.

The lecture lasts about 50 minutes, with a question and answer session afterward that usually lasts about 20 minutes.

For more information on the lecture, contact Student Life at 405-682-7523 or stop by their office on the first floor of the Main Building.

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