Sometimes it takes years to realize a relationship in the past had almost all the right stuff. You were too young, or not ready, or the timing was off. Life is a Work In Progress (WIP) and sometimes it takes years to realize “the one that got away” got away because you didn’t appreciate the circumstances … Read more
Maybe love – just flat-out 100% pure love – isn’t a risk at all. Maybe it’s the parceled-out, somewhat held back love that’s a risk. I’ve totally done that: where I only released as much love as the other person released. I worried about the “balance” of love so much. I never wanted to be … Read more
You changed for somebody else – you invested all that effort. Then they stormed out and you’re left with an “empty” version of yourself. You shoved your square peg through a round hole and come out damaged and unrecognizable. Your return on investment (ROI) sucks! Now begins the long-ass journey back to… yourself. This stage … Read more
Customer service is one of the new frontiers for intimate relationships, as well as family and friends. Customer service isn’t just for customers and social media – it’s for your marriage, your business partners, your employees, your vendors, your co-workers, your family and friends. Customer service is YOU being nice to the cashier who’s having … Read more
Broach the taboo topics, ask – and answer – embarrassing questions and state your not-so-obvious flaws. Build something of quality. Do the heavy-lifting from the outset. Filter out the flakes, putzes, assholes, haters and control freaks right up front. In other words, don’t drink contaminated water; filter out the crap.
Customer service is for your spouse, too! I take full responsibility for the shitty way I treated my wife, regardless of how she treated me. I definitely would have never reacted to my customers the way I yelled and screamed at my wife. I was always much more careful in how I reacted toward my … Read more
I’m a pretty good kisser. But when I’m yelling and screaming at my girlfriend she probably forgets all that. How I “react” is my life. She doesn’t know if she can really “trust” me until she sees how I react under pressure, when I’m angry. Then the story she tells her girlfriends is complete: he’s … Read more
Excerpt from: “9 Things You Simply Must Do – to Succeed in Love and Life” by Dr. Henry Cloud I have seen lives transformed when people begin to adopt the strategy of asking themselves, What can I do to make this better? Miracles have occurred. I recently attended the wedding of a woman who had … Read more