If you’re in a relationship, you can pretty much consider yourself bilingual.
When talking to your partner, there’s what you say… and there’s what you mean.
Take for example, the simple phrase “I’m fine”.
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It’s pretty much a given that 97 per cent of the time a woman says these things she is DEFINITELY NOT FINE. Not at all.
It’s a similar minefield when someone asks the question “If you could change one thing about me, what would it be?”.
It’s a trick question. Do not answer if you wish to maintain world peace.
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Then there’s the thinly veiled “suggestions”.
“Would you mind taking the bin out,” you might hear in a sweet, gentle tone.
But what they’re really saying? “Why can’t you see that the bin is full? You had ONE JOB!”
What phrase would you add to the list?