Entries by Julie Lingler

How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable [Interview]

I was interviewed again (!) on Q102, this time about “How to Argue”…which I retitled “How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable”. Amy and I talked about ways to have effective, kind, productive conversations about difficult topics, and how to avoid either attacking or becoming defensive. Give it a listen and let me know what you […]

How to Be a Better Partner [interview]

For the past several months, I’ve been emailing, Facebooking, and Instagramming relationship tips every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. (You can sign up for them below, or find me on FB and Insta.) They’re just a few sentences each, and they hit on topics like sex, how to argue effectively, making time for each other, […]

Who Are You, Really?

The poet Maya Angelou is known for so many beautifully worded ideas … after all, she’s a poet! One of my favorites of hers is, “When people show you who they are, believe them.” Note, she didn’t write, “When people tell you who they are …” she deliberately used the word “show.” This is her […]

No Pain, No Gain? Well…sometimes

We’ve all heard that phrase, often applied to working out or dieting. When it comes to emotions or relationships, though, we often do everything we can to avoid any pain at all, and sometimes, pain can be good. First, let’s define pain. When it comes to us humans in relationships, I’m going to define pain […]

3… 2… 1… Impact!

In close relationships, impact is important. In fact, the closer we are to someone, the more impact we have on each other. Let’s look at some of the ways this plays out, in both positive and negative scenarios. Let’s say you left for work in a hurry, and the kitchen was a mess. As you […]

The Sexiest Words a Man Can Say

“I’ve Got This”. The sexiest words a man can say. Or are they? It’s hard to be a man dating or in a relationship with a woman these days. I know, I know, “poor them”, right? But, hear me out. Women reading this, give my ideas a chance. Men, see if any of this resonates […]

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