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Dating is hard for many people. Trying to get out to meet people. Hoping to meet one that you connect with, feel attracted to, and that every other important detail lines meshes with.
After all of the work it takes to get in a relationship, you would think that talking and sharing things would be a piece of cake. HA! Even after selecting a perfect partner, after them seeing you naked and sick and hearing embarrassing noises from your body and all of the other things that are a part of life- why is it sometimes so hard to just tell them something?
Why is it that we sometimes go way around the issue to keep from talking about it? Or once you do decide to talk about it, you still make it so elusive and so vague, that they have no idea what you're really trying to say?
Well, I've got some thoughts on that. Watch to find out why relationships are like eggs- and how eggs can teach us just how to go about bringing up what could be an awkward conversation.
OK, so let's do a recap:
- Eggs and relationships have some things in common. They are strong and fragile at the same time.
- When you try to have a “round about conversation” with your partner, things don't tend to go anywhere. If you try to get someone else to have that conversation with them, and to drop a hint instead of you bringing up the awkward conversation, things don't go anywhere (just like when I tried to poke a hole in that egg from the outside).
- When you pick one precise point to make, you do it simply and directly, and make a quick go of it, your point can be made much better (just like when I tried to poke the hole in the egg from the inside curve of the egg, making a swift, short move and not taking too long).
- Remember: short and sweet. Make your point and then go back to what you were doing. Give them TLC and attention afterwards instead of leaving them all alone hanging out (just like I did with the eggs once the filming stopped- I added the soil, the seeds, and then some water- the TLC- and didn't keep making holes in the egg).
The next time you need to bring up a delicate topic in your relationship, get clear on what point you want to make (or even what relationship question is underlying the conversation), and try to have a short, caring conversation!
It works (but like all things, it may take a little bit of practice). 🙂