Posts Tagged ‘conversations’

How women release stress

April 13, 2012

Last week I talked about how men release stress, so now I’ll give equal time for the women.

Over the last three weeks I’ve had the pleasure of explaining this to four of my male clients. It’s good information for both men and women to understand.

Once again, let’s symbolize a woman’s stress as a full glass of water (remember, I like visuals). She’s completely filled to the brim with her feelings. And the way most women release this stress is to talk about what’s bothering them.

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Texting: “Benefit” or “bane” to your relationship?

January 13, 2012

The topic of texting came up over dinner last week. There were five at our table – two men and three women, ages 21 to 63.

All five of us agreed that texting has become part of our lives and is here to stay (even the ones like me who still can’t respond very quickly). We agreed texting is beneficial:

  • For letting someone know you’re running late.
  • Because it gives you time to think about what you want to say before you say it.
  • Because “u cn tlk in shthnd” (although this is a potential area for misunderstanding).

But then our conversation shifted to the difficulties with texting.

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Conversations with bartenders

November 11, 2011

When I spoke to a group of women yesterday, one of the many questions they had about dating was – what could they start doing on their own (in other words “by themselves,” without taking along one or more girlfriends).

We talked a bit about what they have doing by themselves, such as going to the movies alone and out to dinner alone (most bring a book). I pointed out that neither of these help them practice talking to other people (and men specifically).

A suggestion I mentioned (that everyone liked and said they could do) was this – go to a restaurant that also has a bar/nightclub (or just go to just a bar/nightclub), sit at the bar, and talk to the bartender

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