Why Using Casual Relationships As a Back Door Route to a Relationship is a Deeply Flawed Plan

A male friend of ours has been going through a really difficult time. When we hung out last week, he emphasised to the boyf and I how he’s steering clear of relationships and focusing on getting his life together. My ears pricked up, though, when he casually...
Crumb Communications: If They Haven’t Got Time To Pick Up the Phone, They Haven’t Got Time For a Relationship

Crumb Communications: If They Haven’t Got Time To Pick Up the Phone, They Haven’t Got Time For a Relationship

Every once in a while, I like to revisit the subject of lazy communication because I hear and read about so many people making excuses for why they’re reliant on texting (or emailing/instant messenger/Facebook) instead of picking up the phone and having...
Relationships in a Nutshell: Co-pilots, drivers, passengers and the importance of a joint agenda

Relationships in a Nutshell: Co-pilots, drivers, passengers and the importance of a joint agenda

Ever since I wrote about casual relationships followed by the landmarks of healthy relationships, I’ve heard from many readers who wanted me to expand on these subjects some more. Healthy relationships have joint agendas and co-pilots and unhealthy ones have...
Upgrading the Level of Commitment: When commitment schedules conflict

Upgrading the Level of Commitment: When commitment schedules conflict

Last week I wrote about when you experience problems upgrading the level of commitment in your relationship and I wanted to follow up on and discuss a key question that you should ask before entering into any discussions: Have we been together long enough for me to be...
When You Experience Problems Upgrading Your Commitment

When You Experience Problems Upgrading Your Commitment

Over the years I’ve watched a few friends, family and readers go through that incredibly awkward relationship experience of trying to upgrade the ‘commitment’ in the relationship – think spending more time together, moving in, marriage, and...