We tend to idealize our partners after a while. We forget their defects and the reasons that made us get away in the first place. This list is really helpful in those moments when we feel lonely and tempted to call again.
Each item in the list is grouped by type (alcohol, clothing brand+size, chocolates, etc.), and each item is a link to a Google Image Search so I can easily spot it when shopping. Lets say I am passing by the wine store on the way home. With one search I can pull up her favourite red wine or prosecco, with a link to what the packaging looks like.
This might come off as cheating a little, but your S.O. appreciates the time and care you take to make sure you remember, not the inhuman ability remember things without electronic help.
While its tempting to be happy and outspoken about a stroke of good fortune whether its a lump sum payout, a tax break, a significant salary increase or a lottery ticket its in your best interest not to blow your horn about it.
Aside from potentially making your friends needlessly envious, people will start coming out of the woodwork for financial help. Youll be amazed and disappointed at how many people you suddenly owe favours to, how many just cant pay the rent, or are stuck in a bind, or expect you to shell out to because youre now rich. This especially includes toxic family members.
Be generous if you feel like it but keep it close to your chest.
When people hear but they automatically negate the first part of your sentence. This is why many people say Im sorry,but Isnt a real apology because whatever the second part of the sentence is trumps the sorry.
Ive found its especially useful when youre trying to avoid being accusatory or when youre trying to bring up an issue without putting the other person on the defense because the pause required to replace the but will also make you consider how to phrase the rest of your thought better.
Person: You handled that customer well, but you cant be so blunt.
Other person: you handled that customer well. However, next time you can try telling them in a kinder way.
Theyre not for you to see, theyre for others to see you better in any type of weather.
If someone is a fan or experienced with some type of product, they will know more about it than you. Dont give a professional chef a knife. Whatever he/she has on their kitchen is probably much nicer and more expensive than anything a layperson of that field would buy. If you know someone who frequents wine tastings and has a collection of wine, they probably have at least one (if not several) wine membeships. The gesture to get someone something they would love is wonderful, but the actual gifts fall short.
If choosing to go this route this way, ask the gift receiver or someone close to them their preferences or do some snooping to see what they already have. There are experts out there to help find something comparable!