James Bauer’s Texting Tip of the Week
“You have my permission to __________.”
This phrase allows you to ask for what you want more directly while framing it in a way that is light and whimsical.
“You have my permission to surprise me after work if planning date ideas is fun for you.”
“You have my permission to take me to a movie this weekend—as long as a shared bucket of popcorn is included in the plan.”
“You have my permission to talk about the stress you’re ex has been putting on you.”