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I liken dating to that video game you played as a kid…
that was hard as shit…
and when you FINALLY beat that impossible level…
the game froze before you had time to save it, and you had to start ALL OVER AGAIN
If only you could purchase the informer magazines that gave you all of loves cheat codes. Playing Contra was so much easier than dating and maintaining relationships. If you date long enough, you’ll be able to compile your own list of relationship cheat codes. For now, here is mine:
UP – Between you and me, I wish there wasn’t anything – Pride has no place in relationships. Bend. There is always something. Get over it, or leave.
UP – Shhhhhh. Sometimes it’s okay to be quiet. Sometimes it’s not. Don’t involve everyone in your business. Don’t discuss every detail of your relationship with your friends. Friends never
DOWN – Create realistic expectations, or walk away completely from past relationships. You can’t expect people who used to love you to treat you the same way when they no longer do. Humans
just aren’t that static. In most instances, there’s no need to continue relationships with an ex.
DOWN – Don’t be a seat-filler. When you realize that a text, a call, or some small acknowledgement from a person you love or care about is tiding you over for days, weeks, or (gasp) longer then
you have to suck it up and walk away. Relationships that get to this point almost NEVER end in the other person finally realizing just how perfect you are. Cut your losses, and don’t
wait for anyone.
LEFT – Pay attention to the physical and emotional needs of your mate. Don’t be afraid to spice it up from time to time. Men, remember that foreplay for ladies starts in their head. A whisper in
her ear, an unexpected call during the day, a sweet gift…Ladies, don’t be afraid to do something sweet and unexpected for your mate. Serve him meals in heels, give him space to relax
without you, or make-up get-out-of-jail-free cards…
RIGHT – “Kiss my ENTIRE ass!” Don’t hold back. Sometimes you need to express your anger, fears, and concerns. Holding back only creates more problems, or makes existing problems worse.
LEFT – Don’t Ask. Don’t Tell. Sometimes, people ask questions that they don’t really need to know the answers to. Unless you have religious concerns, it is of no importance how many partners
your mate has had. A better question would be, “When was the last time you were tested for STD’s?” Also, don’t tell so much of your past too soon. Whatever you expose can and will be
used against you.
RIGHT – Have your own life! Do things with your own friends! Have your own interests outside of your relationship. If you don’t, you risk entering relationship burn-out.
B – Make sure you have a song. Every couple should have “a song”. It’s a song that makes you stop and smile, or reflect on a delicious memory.
A – Laugh. The unfortunate thing about relationships is that they get so serious. You start to take comments or actions the wrong way when there was no malice intended. If you see this
happening, give your mate a kiss, soft touch, or reassuring words. Always remember to not be afraid to laugh and enjoy each other. Have fun!
START – Never assume. Don’t assume that your mate knows anything. You both love each other. Why not say it? Show it! Write it. Send smoke signals. Don’t go overboard, but don’t let your
words, feelings, or actions be misinterpreted. Even if you tell someone you don’t have feelings for them, don’t let your actions say otherwise. Always be clear.
Love is constant work, but it can be oh so good! Do crazy things for love. And Girl Scout Cookies. Same damn thing. Have fun, and develop your own cheat codes.