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

How To Write A Personal Letter of Apology

What You Say When You Want To Apologize And Make Up With Someone by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. One of the hardest letters you will ever write is a letter of personal apology. Maybe you lost your temper, or you over-reacted, … Continue reading

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Letter-Writing Advice: How A Man Should Reply To A Dear John Letter

Dating Advice For Men: What You Say To A Dear John Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A member of the whatyousay.com community, whom we will call Richard, has told us what he wrote when he recently received a Dear John … Continue reading

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Dating Advice For Men From David DeAngelo:How To Be Successful With Women

What You Say To A Woman If You Want Her To Spend Time With You by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. David DeAngelo sends me an email every once in a while that contains advice for men about dating.  One of his … Continue reading

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Marriage and Relationship Advice: How To Talk About An Issue

What You Say When You Have A Conflict With Someone You Care About by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Recently one of my relatives attended a retreat with her husband of 20-plus years. She came back excited about the experience. What she … Continue reading

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Letter Writing: How To Write A Letter Asking For A Resignation

  What You Say When You Need To Ask A Friend To Do Something Unpleasant or Embarrassing…Like Resigning by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. You may not ever have to write this kind of letter, but many people do.  Politicians and clergy … Continue reading

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Sample Letter or Email: How To Reply To Someone On Match.com

Dating Advice: What You Say When You Contact Someone On Match.com Whatyousay.com asked an individual we know who has been successful on Match.com to let us see his emails.  One of them is below, although some of the details are … Continue reading

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Dating Advice: Money Talk

Dating Advice: Who Pays For What and How Much? by Simple Simon Simple Simon says many women don’t seem to realize that a lot of men don’t date very much because they can’t afford to. And there are more of … Continue reading

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.How To Say No On A Dating Site

What You Say If Someone Contacts You On A Dating Site, And You Aren’t Interested By Gene Griessman, Ph.D Whatyousay.com recommends that you respond to the initial contact at Match.com or any other reputable dating site if the message was … Continue reading

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Dating Advice: How to Start a Conversation

What You Say To Start A Conversation By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Here’s a great opening question that I’ve used for a long time. It almost never fails. One reason is that it’s more than just a pickup line. It begins … Continue reading

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How To Agree To Disagree: A Useful Example by Rachel Maddow

What You Say When You Can’t Agree, But Want To Continue The Discussion by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. If the other individual has expressed a point of view that you can’t agree with, and you’ve had a chance to say what … Continue reading

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