When Should You Tell Him Your Secret?

You’ve been holding something back from the guy you’re dating. You want him to like you. You don’t want to bring up any deal-breakers right when you’re getting to know each other. Maybe, if you wait just a little longer, he’ll be so into you that it won’t matter....

Go Ahead, Get Mad at Him (Just Do This First)

He did it again. That THING that annoys you. You know better than to talk to him about it. You’ve tried that. Nothing changes. So you keep your mouth shut. You’re going to be the bigger person. You’re going to take the high road. You’re not going to let it get to you....

Use Transformational Conversations to Deepen Your Relationship

Here’s something you may have noticed about guys: You can’t get a word in edgewise when you first start dating… And then you can’t get a word out of him for the next 20 years. Men get that they have to communicate to make a woman fall in love. But it’s almost as if...

One Response to Survive and Thrive Under Criticism

Karen thought it would bond them as a couple. A weekend workshop devoted to developing greater intimacy? Bring it on! But on the afternoon of the second day, her world turned upside-down. The topic was how to give feedback instead of criticism. The facilitator asked...

How Excuses Reveal Hidden Relationship Problems

Excuses rarely make anyone feel better. I’m sure you’ve experienced the frustration of hearing an excuse when you try to point out a problem to your boyfriend. Sure, there are times when it’s perfectly valid to offer an excuse. I mean, come on…sometimes the traffic...