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Positive relationships with ex’s

I was recently asked how I maintain such a solid friendship with so many past lovers. Its simple! Most people will behave in a civil fashion as long as their ego’s are not ravaged. Allow them to believe they ended it, on their terms, for their reasons. Sure it might be a slight jab to your ego but there are far worse emotional jabs one could endure. You could even help them out a little and act as a catalyst to the whole event without ever showing your hand. Not saying this is fail safe but it for sure makes the whole transition a lot more seamless. Ladies nor am I saying that this was the situation between any of you and myself. Just a generalization.

Honesty always gets the job done. Usually at the emotional expense of one or both parties.

Thats the next part of this equation. Being honest with your intentions. In the past I found myself telling people whatever they wanted to hear. I understand within the first bits of conversation a woman will usually tell you exactly what it is you need to know to get them to sleep with you. Most typical women will. Who wants a typical woman anyways, but thats a whole other talk. So they will tell us what it is we need to know… Then all of a sudden all this bull shit comes flying out of our mouths to agree with them and impress them and its a hurricane of lies. Well no wonder there so much animosity when the real you comes to the surface! If you are forth coming with your intentions with some degree of honesty then the situation should end up well. Thats most of what I know on this subject. Take it for what it is.

I will no longer have conversations via text where tone of voice is needed to fully get what it is that I am trying to communicate. So much is lost in translation. No tone of voice, no hand gestures or facial expressions. I can blame text related issues on 70% of the arguments my ex and I had. Humor clearly does not find its way through a text. A smiley or a frown face can only convey so much.

Arguing via text is futile.

Though I do find texting to be useful when trying to pick up a girl, I can only imagine how bad it can back fire. We all have a million cute one liners we can blast out in a text but what happens when we can’t follow those up in real life. I do enjoy the “I want to make out” or the “Come over so we can (insert something interesting here)” messages but then they go so far that you re-read what your drunk ass wrote the next morning and realize you sound like a fool. Whats even better is when T9 sabotages the whole thing. Like “I loud your puppy” or “Jets male nut”.

On another note, stop texting at dinner, in the movie, at work, in the car, when you are out with a bunch of friends, at a funeral, while driving on a windy road, during sex or whenever else its inappropriate to text. I am the worlds #1 offender of these social crimes and I promise to make a genuine effort to stop.

Cheers,
R.J.