On learning to kiss and other fables.

A woman I know told me the following story which I thought was wonderful. She has been dating a guy for the past few months who (by all accounts) seems like a keeper. They have a lovely relationship.

One day a week or two ago they were on the phone and he said, “You know, I never asked you this, but do you like the way I kiss?” She stopped for a moment and then decided to do something really radical.

She decided to tell the truth.

“No. Not really honey.” There was a moment of dead silence on the other end of the phone. Then, “Okay. Why?” “Well, you keep your mouth too closed, kind of scrunched up….” He started to laugh. “I’m so glad you’re telling me. “ He said. “I’ve been so nervous. My ex-wife used to think my mouth was too open all the time, so I’ve been trying really hard not to open it!” The two of them laughed and the next time they were together…well you can guess the rest of this story.

So what’s my point? That things really can’t get better unless you decide to ‘fess up and tell the truth when there’s a problem. Try telling the full unadulterated truth next time, and let me know what happens.

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