By MH Staff - Posted on 12th November 2013
Sometimes you have a moment of clarity. Other times, signals are hard to read. Here’s help
Stay or go? Stay Why: She may seem like a coddler, but dogs can lower stress and blood pressure, making her a healthier and more stable person. “Dogs make you more extroverted and outgoing,” says Dr Katherine Grier, author of Pets In America. Even if the dog fits in your pocket and has a name like Tinkerbell, playing puppy papa will improve your health as well. But when you walk it, remove the bow first.
Stay or go? Go Why: Her insecurity means she tells everyone about the finer points of your relationship. “She doesn’t know who she really is, so how can you know who you’re really with?” asks Caroline Tiger, author of How To Behave: Dating and Sex. If she’s constantly on the Blackberry, make her put it away for a day. If she freaks out, move on.
Stay or go Go Why: “Hey baby” isn’t so bad, but the coochie-cooo stuff, especially in bed, is just creepy. “She may be trying to avoid adult issues in the relationship, like problems or sex,” says Tiger. And even worse, it’s also a mark of high maintenance. “She wants to be treated like a baby, like a precious princess plaything,” Tiger says. She’ll throw a tantrum when you drop her, but you’ll feel good being back in the adult world.
Stay or go? Go Why: Aside from the obvious fact that the know-it-all act is annoying, she’s not comfortable in her own skin and is cloaking herself in book smarts. If she talked in movie quotes, that’d be different. Lock that one down – especially if they’re lines from guy movies.
Stay or go? Stay Why: The arty vibe hooked you, and it’s not a huge leap to help her turn that creativity into a career. Companies need creatives. “Tell her she’ll bring art into everyday life, not limit it to the occasional gallery visit,” says Rachel Weingarten, author of Career and Corporate Cool.