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TALKING TRASH #4: Are you a bit of a Diva? And Do You Hate Relationships?
Some women are Divas. It’s just going to be that way.
What’s a Diva, you ask?
Well some people would classify it by the number of shoes you have….
As in, if you have over 14 pairs of shoes, you might be a Diva.
Or you could ask yourself:
How often do you check your phone? 3 times a day? 10? 50? Every minute?
Would you rather spend your weekend in a luxury hotel, or a beachfront bungalow?
If a server messes up your meal, do you: Politely bring it up to them? Take it out of the tip? Call the manager over?
How long does it take you to get ready to go out? 5 minutes? 20Â Minutes? an hour?
It’s worth taking a look at your attitudes and lifestyle to see if you might be walking that line of “Diva.”
It’s been my experience that a very small percentage of women ARE “Divas.” They simply act like one at different times.
In the same way that most guys aren’t Jerks 24/7, they just act like jerks every so often.
Now, you might be wondering what guys think of Divas. Well, if you assume that:
Diva = High maintenance
You’ll understand that it takes a certain kind of guy to deal with these particular demands. And not all guys want to sign up for that kind of work.
The same way you don’t want to have to always work on a man’s commitment and trust issues, right?
So if you think you might have some Diva tendencies, it’s a good idea to tell your man about them… in advance. By giving him a heads-up on your challenging bits, you actually increase the chances that he’ll stick around for them.
It’s called “Inoculation.”
By telling someone about the parts of you that might present a challenge, you actually de-fuse the bomb. Most of the time, we assume the other person is just blowing things out of proportion, and by bringing up a possible concern now, they won’t be caught off guard later.
It also really ramps up the trust and honesty.
I’ve used this strategy myself in relationships, and it really works.
How to make long-distance relationships work!
According to Google, king of the search engines, this is the number one question people want to know the answer to.
About 3 million Americans and half of college students were in long-distance relationships as of 2016. That’s kinda crazy if you think about it… But then again that’s only 1 Percent of Americans.
Still, I get this question a LOT.
I think it’s because people are getting into long distance relationships more and more in this age of Internet dating.
But the real question here is –
Can a long distance relationship work?
And … HOW?
The truth is that they CAN work…
But they can’t STAY long distance. The relationship MUSTÂ evolve – toward resolving that distance and finally getting together.
What I notice in my coaching clients and readers who want to make a long distance relationship work is that either the man or woman are very hesitant about getting into a relationship near them. It could be their own trust issues, or a feeling of desperation.
You have to remember that long distance relationships often SIMULATE attraction and desire, simply because each person is “hard-to-get.” And when you’re not around them, you’ll find yourself pining away for them, fantasizing about being with them.
Which makes you THINK you’re falling in love with them, but you’re really falling in love with the IDEA of them.
I made this mistake myself many years back. I relocated from the East Coast to Kansas City for a relationship that was only a few months along. I ended up moving out within three months.
I realized many years later that I was never in love with her – I was in love with the idea of a new girlfriend. I had just left a 5 year relationship, and really liked the idea of moving away and escaping the memories.
Plus I was avoiding my own stuff inside.
So a long distance relationship CAN work – but it has to have two things happening:
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