Relationships Category Archive

December 2012 Updates

Monday, December 31st, 2012

This year is coming to a close, so I’d like to share some updates about what’s been going on with respect to the blog, my life, and upcoming plans for 2013. 2013 Focus – Product Development At the end of each year, I like to pick a focus for the upcoming year. For 2013 I’ve […]

How to Invite Cuddling Without Inviting Sex

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

I’ve been getting lots of inquisitive feedback regarding my recent article on open relationships, especially with respect to the section on deeper friendships. One question that a few women asked me essentially boils down to this: I really love cuddling, but I have a hard time inviting guys to cuddle with me because they might […]

Plodding and Bursting

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Plodding and bursting are two different strategies for getting things done. Understanding these two modes will help you in two ways. First, you’ll be able to identify your own default mode, so you can better take advantage of it. And second, you’ll be able to understand others who prefer your non-dominant mode, so you can […]

Should You Tell Your Mono Partner About Your Interest in Open Relationships?

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

What if you’re already in a monogamous relationship now, and you feel leanings towards a more open relationship experience? Should you discuss this with your current partner or keep it to yourself? What if you aren’t 100% sure about your feelings yet? Should you wait until you’re certain? First off, there are no shoulds. You’re […]

How to Release Neediness

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Learn to notice and appreciate the hidden abundance obscured by scarcity and lack, and more abundance will flow to you. Although I enjoy some very nice abundance in my life today (time freedom, work I love, travel, wonderful friends, amazing kids), I don’t need anything in particular to feel rich. As I see it, I […]

Dealing With Others’ Insecurities

Monday, September 24th, 2012

How can you effectively deal with other people’s insecurities? What if you and your partner decide to explore open relationships, but when the opportunity to act on this arises, your partner goes a bit kittywompus and becomes extra clingy and uncertain about it? Or maybe you can tell they aren’t feeling so good about it […]

Judging vs. Creating

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I recently asked some people to explain the difference between being judgmental and being selective. I received dozens of different answers. Some people said that being selective is milder, more logical, less emotional, or more practical than being judgmental. Others felt they were just different words to describe the same thing. And still others had […]

Branding is Fear-Based B.S.

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Branding, brand management, and brand strategy are rooted in fear and are completely unnecessary. This is true whether we’re talking about business, product, organizational, or personal branding. The primary aim of branding is control. But people don’t generally like to be controlled. So branding is largely done at the subconscious level; if it were done […]

How to Stop Being Disappointed

Friday, July 6th, 2012

If someone is late about 70% of the time, and you expect them to be on time, that’s a rather foolish prediction, isn’t it? They may be on time, but they probably won’t be. What many people will do is get angry with the friend who’s frequently late. Does this usually change that person’s behavior? Perhaps […]

Free Audio on Goals, Life Purpose, and Relationships

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Last week I shared a free audio program from Hale Dwoskin, author of The Sedona Method. Several thousand people have already listened to it, so it’s been pretty popular. I’m happy to say that Hale created another free audio on goals, life purpose, and relationships, and this one is free as well. It’s under 22 minutes, so […]