Tag Archives: communication

How to tell him his friend sucks

Being in a relationship with your boo means that you’re connected to his friend group. There are a lot of potential benefits there – new friends, great parties, exposure to interesting perspectives. There are also some potential negatives, like spending time with someone who sucks. If there’s someone in his friend group who truly sucks – and I mean truly sucks, not just someone you don’t like, but a bad dude – here’s exactly how to tell him. Read more

How to talk about your finances when you’re dating a millionaire

Money is a hard thing to talk about. Period. Add in discussing it with a romantic partner and it gets even harder. Then throw in a romantic partner whose financial situation is very different from your own and it’s hard to the power of even harder! But, sometimes personal finance conversations have to happen when you’re dating a millionaire. And while my tips certainly won’t make these talks easy, hopefully these three how-tos will make your conversation a little less hard. Read more

The right way to have really hard relationship conversations

I’m a big believer in the idea that the best things in life are not free! That’s right. Everything comes at a cost and I’m not talking about money, necessarily. The best things in life take a whole lot of hard work. Love is no exception. Technically, it doesn’t take any money to fall in love, but you spend a whole lot of time, effort and work on your relationship. And the most consuming and emotionally costly parts of relationships are the tough conversations. They’re not fun, but even the happiest couples have to have really hard conversations. In fact Read more

How to actually communicate in a relationship

One of my best friends always reads the posts on my sites... because she is the world’s best best friend... and she recently pointed out a content blind spot I never noticed. She told me that she loves how I always give the advice to communicate with your partner, but that I never really explain how to communicate. And that’s a really good point! I always beat the same drum and tell you guys how important communication is. But, I never tell you how to communicate. Well, that’s going to change right how. Here’s how to actually communicate in a relationship when you have an issue to discuss. Read more

The Key To A Great Relationship: Two Things You Need To Know

The other night, a friend of mine who was dating a new woman, called me up and said, “David. She called me out.” I said to him, “What do you mean, she called you out?” “Oh, you know, we've only been dating a couple of weeks. We really like each other, and I kind of wasn't present for her. She called me out.“ I told him this girl is a keeper. He looked at me and said Read more

Ways to get in the mood when you’re feeling gross

Winter is here and even though I’m in California where I don’t experience a truly brutal winter, there’s something about the shorter days that give winter a real icky vibe. Even without blustery winds, there are so many days when I want to put my hair in a top knot (and not a cute Urban Outfitters catalog top knot, a totally gross one that’s flat and greasy, but still frizzy in a way that seems to defy science) and wear sweats all day. And when there are a lot of those days in a row, you can start to feel pretty gross about yourself. And when you’re feeling gross about yourself, it’s tough to get into the mood for sex. Read more
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