Tag archive for "listening"

How To Give Fail-Proof Relationship Advice In 3 Steps

Dating Advice

How To Give Fail-Proof Relationship Advice In 3 Steps

5 Comments 01 December 2009

by Simon Cole

ListeningStep 1 – Listen
Step 2 – Listen more
Step 3 – Keep listening

At no point in this process should open your mouth to speak. If you have trouble keeping quiet (most of us do) then have some crackers and a nice glass of wine to keep your mouth occupied while you listen.

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More Than Listening: Being Present

Communication, Dating Advice

More Than Listening: Being Present

58 Comments 03 February 2009

Not ListeningHave you ever been verbally dressed-down for the way you communicate in a relationship?

She looked me right in the eyes and said,

“Seth, you’re smart, brilliant even. But most of the time you’re not here. You listen, you process, but you’re not here. You have all these projects and things you keep streaming through your mind that I sometimes doubt if I’m even breaking into the top ten. When do I get a moment of just you? When will you read between the lines of what I’m saying like you do with everybody else?”

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