Don't Compare Partners

Written by Rinatta Paries

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As I said, after this kind of encounter, it's unlikely you will experience romantic gestures from your current partner, even if he or she originally had a desire to be romantic.

Asking for your needs to be met looks very different than comparing partners and making your current partner wrong.

You may say something like, "You know, I really like and appreciate romantic gestures. Flowers or cards would make me feel loved and appreciated. Physical intimacy would make me feel loved and connected to you. I would like more of these from you. Can you do that for me?"

With an approach like this, you are much more likely to get what you want.

So stop comparing and start asking!

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Are Headhunters calling you...or ignoring you?

Written by Deborah Walker

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Recruiters and headhunters can be a tremendous resource to your job search efforts. They are privy to a great number of opportunities inrepparttar 101878 hidden job market. They are experts at presenting candidatesí best selling points. They also act as go-between for candidate and employer, allowingrepparttar 101879 candidate to learn important employer feedback. Designing your resume with recruiters in mind is an important first step toward building relationships with influential recruiters who haverepparttar 101880 power to introduce you to your next boss.

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