So you’ve finally met a guy who seems worthy of your time.
A short break seems to alleviate that fear enough that they go ahead and admit the ugly truth.
Which, as we know from our own slipups, is the first step to apologizing—and figuring out how to avoid the inadvisable act next time. Both of you could sit there expressing opinions all night.
Trying to see a situation from your spouse's perspective is supposed to be a good thing, right?
You get a snapshot of his or her feelings and thus can be more understanding and empathetic.
It is fascinating to see how such a small change can be so empowering.
I am the same person, who is wanting the same thing, but approaching it via Grindr has completely changed how I am viewed.
You've got a sentimental, tender-hearted girl on your hands.
Wine and dine this one — she's probably the type who journals daily and keeps movie tickets.
Some of the spouses simply guessed (e.g.,"Ernie would never use a credit card! Others had to write about a typical day in their partner's life, and then "put themselves in his or her shoes" before predicting (e.g., "Ernie works so hard all day at the bank, and he resents even paying five dollars for lunch; he would never use a credit card.") The result: Those who tried to imagine the other's perspective were less accurate than those who winged it—confirming Epley's real-life experience of giving his dolphin-loving wife a day of caring for the animals at the aquarium, not realizing that, since she'd just had a baby, she would not enjoy the binding, full-body wetsuit.
While understanding that your partner may have a different take than you is helpful, he writes in Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want, you don't always imagine your partner's actual "different take." The best way to get your partner's point of view, he says, is to simply—oh yes, you saw this coming—ask for it.... Because sure, you want to pounce on him when you catch him in a jerky act—smoking a cigarette out the window?
As if the world of dating didn’t already have enough nuances and complications, differences in age between you and your significant other can be a common source of complication.