Benjamin Ritter

Benjamin Ritter, MBA, MPH, is a leader in the fields of public health, and interpersonal dynamics. He is a personal and executive consultant with a strong focus on life, dating and relationships, the author of The Essentials, founder of the LIVE for Yourself program, host of the LIVE for Yourself podcast, co-host of the Suave Lover podcast, and a freelance expert and writer.

Recent Articles

Why It's So Much Easier To Revisit Your Exes Than To Find Someone New

Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup covered. A…
By Benjamin Ritter

How To Tell If You Can Have Sex With Your Ex And Still Feel OK After

Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup covered. A…
By Benjamin Ritter

From Ghost To Ghost: What It's Like When Your Whole World Is Haunted By Past Relationships

Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup covered. A…
By Benjamin Ritter

The One Detail That Separates Healthy Rebound Relationships From Unhealthy Ones

Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup covered. A…
By Benjamin Ritter

To My Almost Exes: How It Feels To Break Up With Someone You Never Actually Dated

Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup covered. A…
By Benjamin Ritter

The Science Of Closure: What It Means For A Relationship And Whether You Need It

Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup covered. A…
By Benjamin Ritter

5 Things You Need To Do If You Want To Be In A Relationship, As Told By A Man

My date was showing me her phone as a red flame symbol popped up on her screen. We continue the conversation, despite the interruption from Tinder. I excused myself to the bathroom, and on the way checked my messages on Bumble. At least I was being …
By Benjamin Ritter

Why Breaking Up Over The Holidays Is Actually The Best Time To Do It

Does any of this sound familiar? "I'll do it after Thanksgiving." "I know, but the holidays are next week." "But who will I kiss on New Year's Eve." "I can't be single on Valentine's Day." If you're in a bad relationship over the holidays, you're doi…
By Benjamin Ritter

A Guy's Perspective On Being Ready For Love After Years Of Hooking Up

I could always tell when a girl was only using me for a quick hookup. The signs were always the same: sporadic communication, lack of eye contact and discomfort with intimacy, kissing or even simple touch. I'm sure there are guys out there who wouldn…
By Benjamin Ritter

Why 'Find Your Purpose' Was The Worst Advice I've Ever Followed

Find and live your purpose was the worst advice I ever decided to follow. I'm not exactly sure where I heard it, but I knew that it was supposed to make me happy, and it did, right up to the moment I failed. Dedicating my life completely for a specif…
By Benjamin Ritter