Rules To Date By. # 10

We Need To Talk:

Beware these four harmless seeming little words. They are NEVER, and I mean NEVER, a good start to a conversation.Whether you are saying them or hearing them, things are about to go very seriously wrong for you. You either feel like a loser, or like an immensely guilty loser by the end of that talk. Guaranteed. No matter how well you mapped out how the dialogue would go in your head before this little tete-a-tete, It will not go the way you thought.

And whatever you do, do not tell them at any time in said meeting how much you love them. No matter which side of the conversation you are on, they will never believe it, or care. Even if it’s true. If you’re still going to be friends, just do so. Don’t talk about it then and there. It’s a pretty safe bet that anything either one of you says at that point is just to spare hurt feelings or egos. But I can almost promise you that if one of you brings up that old cliché, you most likely won’t be. In fact, after that, you probably won’t even be able to sit in the same room without bloodshed.

Trust me on this one. I’ve been there too.
dinnerb4dessert dinnerb4dessert
36-40, M
1 Response Dec 8, 2012

For the most part, I definitely agree with you. however, I've had some good cases with this phrase.

"We need to talk" about how much I love you/ how much I love you cooking / about my love for pizza. so it's not always bad haha.

Can't argue that. But if you pause between talk and whatever you add, you may give your partner a small heart attack!