Category Archives: Relationships: dating, divorce, family, and friends

Bad Advice: If you can’t say something good about somebody, say nothing at all.”

NEVER SAY…By Gene Griessman  “If you can’t say something good about somebody, say nothing at all.” This actually should be Seldom say instead of Never say because it is good advice for inhabitants of little villages where everyone knows everything … Continue reading

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Conflict Management: When Saying Nothing Is A Mistake

When You Should Never Say Nothing By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Most of the time, you won’t get into trouble for what you don’t say. But there’s one big exception. If you have gotten into a heated argument, or a nasty … Continue reading

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Advice For The Divorced Man or Woman: Ending A Romance

What You Say When A Post-Divorce Romance Ends by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The World of the Formerly Married, a durable classic by Morton M. Hunt, has some poignant insights about how divorced people feel when a relationship ends. There’s often … Continue reading

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Letter or Email of Congratulations: Sample letter or note

What You Say If You Want To Write A Letter of Congratulations, or a Note of Congratulations By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Juliana, I am absolutely delighted to know about your latest accomplishment. Black belt! Black is cool–very, very cool. Black … Continue reading

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The Humor of Abraham Lincoln: Lincoln’s Jokes

The Wit of Abraham Lincoln:  How Lincoln Used Humor To Help Others And Himself by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. ” I think it would be hard to find one who tells better jokes, enjoys them better, and laughs oftener than Abraham … Continue reading

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Sample Letter:How To Say No To An Invitation

What You Say When You Want To Decline An Invitation Because of a Previous Commitment Dear_________, Thank you ever so much for your invitation to (describe invitation). I am grateful that you included me (us) among your guests for this … Continue reading

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Dating Advice for Men: Where To Find Datable Women

Where To Look and What You Say To Women I found some interesting dating advice in a book from the steamy seventies entitled The Sensous Man by M. The advice is dated, but some of the basic ideas—like reading women’s … Continue reading

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Why Personal Letters and Emails Are Important

Why and How You Should Write Personal Messages by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The famous historian Mel Kranzberg told me that he made it a habit to write 10 personal letters every day that he was in his office. That’s right, … Continue reading

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Great Quotation on Love

Erich Fromm on Love Here’s a great quotation you can use in a speech or in your writing, or your personal meditation or journalizing.  It’s by Erich Fromm, the great social philosopher, humanistic philosopher, sociologist, and best-selling author, who died … Continue reading

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Non-verbal Communication:Your Eye-Contact and Handshake

Communication Tip for the Whatyousay.com community: How To Communicate With Your Handshake and Your Eye Contact by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Your non-verbals are really, really important in one-to-one communication. Often, it’s not what you say that counts. It’s what other … Continue reading

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