Archive for the 'relationships' Category

10
Aug
09

23 phrases that will help an argument go smoother

•    Please try to understand my point of view.
•    Wait, can I take that back?
•    You don’t have to solve this–it helps me just to talk to you.
•    This is important to me. Please listen.
•    I overreacted.
•    I see you’re in a tough position.
•    I can see my part in this.
•    I hadn’t thought of it that way before.
•    I could be wrong.
•    Let’s agree to disagree on that.
•    This isn’t just your problem, it’s our problem.
•    I’m feeling unappreciated. [Always, my craving for gold stars!]
•    We’re getting off the subject.
•    You’ve convinced me.
•    Let’s take a break for a few minutes. [If you can remember to do this, it’s extremely effective – especially if you’re having a big fight. After a break, it’s almost impossible to go back to yelling.]
•    Please keep talking to me.
•    I realize it’s not your fault.
•    That came out all wrong.
•    I see how I contributed to the problem.
•    What are we really fighting about?
•    How can I make things better?
•    I’m sorry.
•    I love you.

04
May
09

What to never say about your ex

What never to say about an x
1.    Everyone loved him/her
2.    He/she made good money
3.    He/she broke my heart – sound needy
4.    He/she is doing great – why do we want to know
5.    He/she brought me here once
6.    He/she bought me this. Why you still wearing it?
7.    We (you and your x) planned to do….
8.    He/she was funny
9.    He/she was good/bad in bed. Makes you seem judgmental

12
Feb
09

15 moments that define a relationship

1. Your first talk
2. The first kiss
3. When he introduces you as “my girlfriend”
4. The first morning after
5. Finding the nerve to say “I love you”
6. The first time you write “we” in an e-mail to your friends
7. The first time you fight and make up
8. That first trip together
9. The first time you grocery shop together
10. The first time he lets you control his car/remote/iPod
11. The moment you see a future with him
12. When you notice you are no longer primping for him
13. Going to the doctor together for the first time
14. When you care for something together
15. When you commit–we’re talking long-term commit–to each other




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